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Patient Forums

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of patient forum members at the beginning of 2006; and what her most recent estimate is. (113179)

This information is not collected by the Department but is by the Commission for Patient and Pubic Involvement in Health (CPPIH). The CPPIH’s figures show that at the start of 2006 there were 569 forums in operation with a total membership of 4,666. Following the reduction of primary care trusts from 303 to 152 in October this year there are currently 398 forums in operation with 4,281 participating members.