Democratic engagement in the local NHS

Sally Ruane | January 31, 2014 | Reports, Analyses & Briefings

A joint essay with Democratic Audit UK

This essay looks at the recent history of patient and public involvement in the NHS, and those elements of the health system lying outside the NHS. It identifies the barriers to democratic engagement and sets out ways in which accountability can be strengthened, particularly through Healthwatch and local authorities.

Democratic engagement in the local NHS

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Sally Ruane

Sally Ruane is the Deputy Director of the Health Policy Research Unit at De Montfort University, Leicester and a former member of the CHPI's EMT. She has published in books, academic journals and magazines in the UK and Spain and has a particular interest in the private finance initiative, service configuration and political aspects of the policy process.See all posts by Sally Ruane