Learning the hard way: patient involvement in NHS commissioning

By: Jessie Cunnett, PPI Solutions
Published: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 12:59 GMT

The involvement of patients in the running of health services was first made a legal requirement in the Health and Social Care Act 2001.

This was further strengthened and widened to include the public in 2007. In the post- Mid Staffs era, the Health and Social Care Act 2012 was passed, embedding patients and the public throughout.

Consecutive reviews into the failures at Mid Staffs and other Trusts should have taken us beyond the rhetoric to a reality of patients and the public as partners in the…

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