Andrew Lansley on shared decision making

‘We need to empower patients, their doctors and nurses to work together to get the best possible care. We need patients to be fully engaged in the decision making process. And we will help people to make the right decision when they are unsure whether to see their doctor or not. By helping people to recognise symptoms, we can help improve early diagnosis for things like cancer or dementia or other conditions. At the same time, we can help reduce the nearly 60 million visits to a general practice that don’t necessarily need a GP.’

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