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CARE Campaign

This joint campaign by Nursing Standard and the Patients Association aims to tackle poor care and the causes of poor care.
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Primary Care

The Patients Association has launched a new series of campaigns on issues that affect patients in primary care. The key issues we are focusing on are:

  • Communication and respect
  • Referrals
  • Removal from GP lists
Click here to read more about these campaigns

Waiting Times

Throughout 2010 and 2011 we were hearing from patients and healthcare professionals about cuts to services and longer waiting times for elective operations and other services. We have been working hard to uncover the true extent of how long patients are waiting for the treatment they need.

Patient Stories

In 2010 the Patients Association published 'Listen to Patients, Speak up for Change' a collection of 17 firsthand accounts of appalling care of elderly patients in hospitals. Read about how our campaign resulted in nationwide press coverage and led to the Care Quality Commission carrying out 100 random inspections of hospitals

All Party Parliamentary Group

We set up the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Patient and Public Involvement in Health and Social Care in January 2011. Read more about how this group ensures the patient voice is heard at the heart of Westminster.

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