Abbey Community Centre 34 Great Smith Street Westminster London SW1P 3BU

Tuesday 9th January 2007 10am – 4pm

This event is designed for members of Patient Forums and people who want to be involved with the future of Patient and Public Involvement in England. It is intended to try to produce a response to the House of Commons Health Committee who have announced an enquiry into:

  • The purpose of public and patient involvement
  • The proposed establishments of Local Involvement Networks (LINks): their powers and make-up
  • Public consultation over changes to services in both primary and acute sectors (Section 11 of the Health and Social Care Act 2001)

Dr Richard Taylor, MP for Wyre Forest (Independent Kidderminster Hospital and Health Concern), a member of the Health Committee has agreed to speak at the morning session:

Alyson Morely from the Democratic Health Network who will talk about Health Scrutiny Committees and their possible relationship with Local Involvement Networks. Alyson’s presentation

Dr James Munro will be giving a demonstration of the website Patient Opinion and discussing how this sort of technology might be used by Local Involvement Networks. James’s presentation

Response to the Health Committee Enquiry by the Socialist Health Association

Transcript of proceedings: Morning session Afternoon session

NB the transcripts have been tidied up a bit, but not checked by all the speakers.

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