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6 August 2012
Today, healthcare company Bupa and The Patients Association announced a three-year partnership to help improve access to information for patients and increase patient involvement in decision-making about their healthcare.
The Patients Association has been speaking up on behalf of patients for almost 50 years and, through its army of volunteers, campaigning to improve care.
Katherine Murphy, Chief Executive of the Patients Association, said: “The Patients Association is fiercely committed to securing better treatment, conditions and choice for all patients within the Health and Social Care system. The support of Bupa will assist us in our primary objective, which is to listen to patients and speak up for the change that they feel is needed.”
Dr Natalie-Jane Macdonald, Managing Director of Bupa Health and Wellbeing UK, said: “Bupa's purpose is to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives and we work hard to ensure that our three million customers have access to high quality healthcare that is affordable. Like the Patients Association, we believe that patients should have access to accurate, impartial information about their treatment options and be empowered to make informed choices about their healthcare. To help achieve this we are pleased to support the Patients Association's work in speaking up on behalf of patients.”