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Patient Forums

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 22 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will issue guidance on setting up patients forums. [114692]

The Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health (CPPIH) is responsible for all operational matters relating to forums, including organising the recruitment to them and ensuring that they are properly supported.Therefore, any advice that is issued about the setting up of forums is a matter for the CPPIH.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects patients forums to be in place. [114693]

The intention is that all patients forums will be in place by the end of the year.