- The papers in this booklet consist of reports prepared by multidisciplinary advisory groups as part of a project concerned with the integration of health services. This project originated in an application to the King's Fund from the South East Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board for support for a study to see how the proposed unification of the NHS might be made to work at area level. The main purpose of the study was defined as being to bring together those now responsible for the local health, general practitioner and hospital services in the area in order to identify the consequences of any possible unification. Initially, the emphasis was to be laid on the administrative reorganisation necessary to effect unification and the development of a district organisation if that is thought to be necessary, and the organisation necessary to ensure proper medical advice to any area health authority over the whole range of health services, the role of the Executive Committee and the application of the Salmon Report, together with the influence of the community physician. These are the first set of reports which were published in March 1972.