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Local Involvement Networks

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the statutory basis is for the establishment of early adopter local involvement networks as set out in her Department’s response to the consultation A stronger local voice; and if she will make a statement. (113180)

The early adopter sites do not have a statutory basis. We are working with the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health, the Healthcare Commission, the NHS Centre for Involvement and local stakeholders to build on their experience of involvement by looking at the structures required to empower and support local community engagement in health and social care, to help develop Local Involvement Networks.