Government wants patient partnership to be integral part of NHSBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7212.788b (Published 18 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:788
- Gisela Stuart, parliamentary under secretary of state for health
- Department of Health, Richmond House, London SW1A 2NS
EDITOR—I am delighted that this edition of the BMJ focuses on the issues of patient and public participation in health care. This government is strongly committed to the principles of partnership between the NHS, its patients, their carers, and the public. Its policies will be clearly stated this month in a new document Patient and Public Involvement in the New NHS.
This new document sets out the action which the NHS Executive is taking to ensure that patient partnership is central …