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Primary care trusts should give local people a voice, says report

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 16 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:633
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Primary care trusts are at risk of losing touch with the concerns of their local communities and becoming distant, corporate bodies that work in isolation from the people they serve, warns a report from an independent health service think tank.

    Although it has been general health policy for the last 10 years to involve local people in planning and developing health services, primary care organisations (primary care trusts and primary care groups) have struggled to implement public involvement, says the …

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