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Letters Patient participation groups

The BMJ and the Big Society

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 14 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3691
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care1
  1. 1Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
  1. p.greenhalgh{at}

Was Nagraj and Gillam’s editorial on patient participation groups just a tiny bit uncritical?1 And was the strapline added by the BMJ’s editorial team (NHS reforms offer new and wide ranging opportunities) politically naive to the point of being irresponsible?

Input of service users to publicly funded healthcare can be a tool of the political …

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