Letters Empowering patients

We must join forces with our patients

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7047 (Published 24 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7047
  1. Jonathon Tomlinson, general practitioner
  1. 1Lawson Practice, London N1 5HZ, UK
  1. jonathon.tomlinson{at}nhs.net

Power relationships between doctors and patients are more than economic and professional.1 They also reflect structural inequalities that relate to education, social contacts, wealth, race, sex, social class, language, literacy, …

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