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Alan Glasper
British Journal of Nursing, Vol. 17, Iss. 9, 08 May 2008, pp 563

The Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health was abolished on the 31st March 2008 and replaced by Local Involvement Networks (LINks). These networks purport to give all citizens a greater voice in shaping their local health and social services. The new networks will be developed by all local authorities and will be in place by September 2008. The introduction of LINks are designed to give more power to local communities to help them have a greater sway in service configuration. It is therefore useful to evaluate how successful the initiative of patient and public involvement has been in reflecting the views of young people.

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