David Stout is deputy chief executive of the NHS Confederations and director of the Primary Care Trust Network.
Looking at PCTs’ proud legacy.
Patient involvement has always been integral to NHS services, so it is vital that commissioners now ensure local people respond to engagement opportunities, says David Stout.
Amid the controversy around the government’s NHS reforms, relatively little attention has been given to the role of the NHS Commissioning Board.
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