HC Deb 03 December 2002 vol 395 cc745-6W
20. Helen Jackson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to consult patients' representatives on the delivery of primary care. [82636]

Mr. Hutton

Patient Advocacy and Liaison services and Patients Forums will be established in every PCT to enable patients and the public to contribute to the design, development and delivery of primary care services.

The Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health, to be established next year, will promote public involvement in community decision making processes.