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NHS Trusts

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

13. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance he has issued to NHS trusts on the material and literature they make available to patients on their premises; and if he will make a statement. (162942)

Patient information is central to the overall quality of each patient’s experience.

The Department has issued guidance to national health service trusts outlining good practice in the development of patient information.

However, information available to patients is the responsibility of local national health service organisations.