The British Medical Association has said that government proposals to give patients and the public in England more say in the NHS are likely to fail due to insufficient resources.

The BMA's patient liaison group criticises the plans to replace patient forums with new local involvement networks (LINks) without addressing resourcing issues.

'We support the government's intention to strengthen the involvement of the public and patients in the planning and delivery of their local health and social services. However, we have concerns about the new structures proposed in this Bill,' said patient liaison group deputy chair Juliet Dunmur.

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The British Medical Association has said that government proposals to give patients and the public in England more say in the NHS are likely to fail due to insufficient resources.

The BMA's patient liaison group criticises the plans to replace patient forums with new local involvement networks (LINks) without addressing resourcing issues.

'We support the government's intention to strengthen the involvement of the public and patients in the planning and delivery of their local health and social services. However, we have concerns about the new structures proposed in this Bill,' said patient liaison group deputy chair Juliet Dunmur.

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