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Future Of Patient And Public Involvement In Health

EDM number 2713 in 2005-06, proposed by Andrew Lansley on 11/10/2006.

That this House believes that the design and delivery of NHS services benefit when patients and the public are fully involved both in decision making and in monitoring acute and primary care; notes the Government's intention to abolish patient forums, which it set up after abolishing community health councils in 2003, and replace them with local involvement networks (LINks); is concerned that LINks will not have powers to inspect and monitor the NHS on behalf of patients, will not have the credibility with the public that accompanies true independence, and will not have the networking capability to represent patients on a regional or local level; believes that the Government should reconsider urgently its proposal for the future of patient and public involvement in health; and calls for the creation of a new body with both a national and a local presence which would be truly independent of health and social care services and would have the power to refer matters of concern to the health service regulator, so that patients and the public are given a much stronger voice in decisions about the NHS.

This motion has been signed by a total of 32 MPs.

Andrew Lansley11/10/2006South CambridgeshireConservativeProposed
John Baron11/10/2006BillericayConservativeSeconded
Crispin Blunt11/10/2006ReigateConservativeSeconded
Tim Loughton11/10/2006East Worthing and ShorehamConservativeSeconded
Andrew Murrison11/10/2006WestburyConservativeSeconded
Stephen O'Brien11/10/2006EddisburyConservativeSeconded
Malcolm Moss12/10/2006North East CambridgeshireConservativeSigned
Peter Bottomley12/10/2006Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Andrew Stunell12/10/2006Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Waterson12/10/2006EastbourneConservativeSigned
Nicholas Winterton12/10/2006MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
John Hemming12/10/2006Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Angela Watkinson16/10/2006UpminsterConservativeSigned
Jeremy Hunt16/10/2006South West SurreyConservativeSigned
Philip Dunne16/10/2006LudlowConservativeSigned
James Gray16/10/2006North WiltshireConservativeSigned
Paul Holmes16/10/2006ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Spink16/10/2006Castle PointConservativeSigned
David Taylor16/10/2006North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
Mark Hunter17/10/2006CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Stewart Jackson17/10/2006PeterboroughConservativeSigned
John Whittingdale17/10/2006Maldon and East ChelmsfordConservativeSigned
Mike Hancock17/10/2006Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable17/10/2006TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
James Duddridge18/10/2006Rochford and Southend EastConservativeSigned
Peter Luff19/10/2006Mid WorcestershireConservativeSigned
Mark Lancaster23/10/2006North East Milton KeynesConservativeSigned
John Stanley25/10/2006Tonbridge and MallingConservativeSigned
Julian Lewis26/10/2006New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Ian Taylor02/11/2006Esher and WaltonConservativeSigned
Frank Field06/11/2006BirkenheadLabourSigned
Edward Garnier06/11/2006HarboroughConservativeSigned

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