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John Reid plans to introduce “patient advisers” into GP surgeries

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7420.885-a (Published 16 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:885
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    The health secretary, John Reid, intends to set up teams of patient advisers, based in GP surgeries, to ensure that every patient–not just the better informed ones–are able to exercise choice in their treatment.

    Although the exact details of the scheme have yet to be finalised, a Department of Health spokesperson said the advice could …

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