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A bigger say in the NHS for patients

Thursday 17 January 2013

A truly patient-led NHS has been an aspiration in the health service for well over a decade. The motivation is born out of the realisation that improving patient involvement could lead to better services, higher standards of care and greaterefficiency savings. Furthermore, high profile failings, such as those at Mid Staffordshire NHS trust, have highlighted just how bad patient care can be and show what happens when patient experience and engagement is not treated as a priority. The government has  built on 15 years  of initiatives aimed at putting patients both at the heart of decision making and as arbiters of quality.

Read the full article on The Guardian website