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Health Committee

2 November 2006
Session 2005-06
New Inquiry-Patient and Public Involvement in the NHS


2 November 2006
Session 2005-06
New Inquiry-Patient and Public Involvement in the NHS


2 November 2006
Session 2005-06
New Inquiry-Patient and Public Involvement in the NHS

The Committee has decided to undertake a short inquiry into patient and public involvement in the NHS.

The inquiry will commence early in 2007.

Amongst the matters the committee intends to consider are:

€ The purpose of patient and public involvement

€ The proposed establishments of Local Involvement Networks (LINks): their powers and make-up

€ Public consultation over changes to services in both primary and acute sectors (Section 11 of the Health and Social Care Act 2001)

The Terms of Reference and a call for evidence will be issued shortly after the Queen's Speech.


Please note that the Health Committee is unable to investigate individual cases.

The Health Committee is a Select Committee of the House of Commons. It is appointed under Standing Order No.152 to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department of Health and associated public bodies. The Committee has the power to send for persons, papers and records.