New Labour's PPI Reforms: Patient and Public Involvement in Healthcare Governance?

25 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2009

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Peter Vincent-Jones

University of Leeds; University of Central Lancashire - Lancashire Law School

Caroline Mullen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

Following a first wave of reform at the beginning of the decade, the system of patient and public involvement in healthcare governance is being further overhauled under the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 and the Health and Social Care Act 2008. The current reforms reflect a significant shift in dominant political discourse from an earlier concern with patient and public involvement towards a more exclusive focus on consumer choice and economic regulation, with collective voice and citizen participation at best playing a subordinate part in the government's NHS modernisation agenda. While there is some potential for increased responsiveness in the new arrangements, the overall effect is likely to be a weakening of the foundations of democratic decision making in the governance of healthcare in England.

Suggested Citation

Vincent-Jones, Peter and Mullen, Caroline, New Labour's PPI Reforms: Patient and Public Involvement in Healthcare Governance?. Modern Law Review, Vol. 72, Issue 2, pp. 247-271, March 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1378422 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2230.2009.00742.x

Peter Vincent-Jones (Contact Author)

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Caroline Mullen

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