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Pathfinders announced for patient rights champion HealthWatch

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HealthWatch pathfinders at 75 sites across England were announced last week (3 August 2011), as part of health secretary Andrew Lansley’s plans to modernise the NHS.

In a statement, the Department of Health said: "These new learning networks will champion patients’ views and experiences, promote the integration of local services and improve choice for patients through advice and access to information."

A DoH spokeswoman told PJ Online that the initiative does not affect pharmacy directly, however: "If a patient wanted to make a complaint about a pharmacist, they could use the new service, similar to the current Local Involvement Networks [LINks]." The LINks currently in operation at the 75 pathfinder sites are set to evolve into HealthWatch sites, which will have many additional duties, in October 2012.

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 11082106

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