Letters

Lay members can contribute much in primary care groups

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7305.167 (Published 21 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:167
  1. Rosemary Rowe (rosemaryrowe@earthlink.net), postgraduate researcher
  1. School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TZ

    EDITOR—Contrary to the findings of the King's Fund that lay members of primary care groups are finding it difficult to ensure that patients' views are heard, 1 2 a study of lay members conducted by the University of Bristol indicates that they are increasingly confident in their ability to influence decision making.

    In a postal survey of all primary care groups in the South West …

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