In the NHS there is a major emphasis on user involvement in health and social care policy and practice. The NHS Plan and Shifting the balance of power set out a vision of an NHS in which patients have more of a say about how health care is provided in their communities.
Section 11 of the Health and Social Care Act 2001 places a statutory duty on NHS trusts, Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) and Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs) to make arrangements to involve and consult clients and the public in service planning and operation.
Consultation with refugee women and their communities can be particularly valuable and can provide opportunities to:
The involvement of refugees in health promotion area of this website provides more information on working together with members of refugee communities.
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