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Patients Forums

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she intends patient and public involvement forum members to become members of local involvement networks; and if she will make a statement. (129219)

While we are strongly encouraging forum members to become involved in the new local involvement networks (LINks), we do not wish to prescribe that they should automatically become members because we want all aspects of the arrangements for LINks to be locally determined. It will be a matter for each LINk and Host to consider how best to attract members and involve all people, especially those with experience and knowledge of patient and public involvement.