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Hospital Patients: Use Of First Name
15 January 2001
Volume 620
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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether the current practice of routinely addressing hospital patients only by their first name accords (a) with government policy and (b) with standard practice in other western countries. [HL261]

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The current Patient's Charter states that staff should ask patients whether they want to be called by their first or last name and respect their preference. We do not hold information about practices in other western countries.