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Patient centredness
  1. Peter G Davies
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 Peter G Davies
 Keighley Road Surgery, Illingworth, Halifax HX2 9LL, UK;npgdavies{at}blueyonder.co.uk

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Patient centredness is one of the current buzz phrases in the British National Health Service. At its best, the term expresses a great aspiration, a wish for health professionals to engage with patients as equal partners at a deep level that includes understanding both their illness and what it will mean for patients in their life context.1 However, there are difficulties with the concept, both at the level of its definition and in its implementation.2,3

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