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The Royal College of Lay People

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 08 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1074
  1. James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology, Leeds
  1. j.o.drife{at}

    We are pleased to announce a new royal college, the first for almost three months. The Royal College of Lay People (RCLP) aims to bring together all those who make decisions on health care in the United Kingdom. Opinion polls tell us that the public still believes that such matters should be left to doctors and that quangos are less trustworthy than medical colleges. The RCLP has been founded to correct these misperceptions and invites applications for the following …

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