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Letters Patient partnership in medical conferences

Cost is a barrier to patient involvement

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 11 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5453
  1. Heather Goodare,
  2. retired counsellor
  1. Edinburgh Health Forum, Edinburgh, UK
  1. hm.goodare{at}

Many thanks for your Editor’s Choice, published on my 85th birthday.1 Patient participation in medical research has improved since I was invited to be the first patient representative on The BMJ editorial board, after complaining about the flawed study of women with breast cancer attending the Bristol Cancer Help Centre.2 I was one of …

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