About the Authors

Richard James Lilford

r.j.lilford@bham.ac.uk

Affiliation Division of Primary Care, School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Jo Foster

Affiliation Division of Primary Care, School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Mike Pringle

Affiliation School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

RL and JF are responsible for commissioning the NPFIT Evaluation Programme, and MP is Chairman at the Steering Committee for this programme. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the NHS or the Department of Health.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: RL JF MP. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: RL. Contributed to the writing of the paper: RL JF MP. RL wrote the article iteratively with JF and MP who provided helpful feedback at each stage.