Citizens juries vote to extend nurse roles

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 15 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:769
  1. Jenny Bryan
  1. London

    Expanding roles for pharmacists and nurse practitioners and practical improvements in gynaecological cancer services are among the latest recommendations to come from a programme of citizens juries, supported by the King's Fund.

    The decisions come as a report from the Fabian Society out this week calls for wider use of citizens juries, saying that they can help health authorities improve their decisions and build public confidence.

    The authors say: “In attempting to understand the public's perspective, too many elected representatives rely only on a self selected sample of people who come to …

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