Breadcrumb Home Multimedia Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP: Health and the Big Society This content relates to the following topics: Commissioning and contracting Patient experience Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Article information Posted:Wednesday 08 December 2010 Joining us for the second event in our health and Big Society series, Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP, spoke to us about patient power and professional capture, and how the government's plans will put patients at the heart of the NHS.Related contentAudioClare Gerada: Health and the Big Society Dr Clare Gerada, Chair of the Royal College of General Practioners looks at patient choice of treatment and provider and her own experience as a GP and a patient.AudioAngela Coulter: Health and the Big Society Dr Angela Coulter, health care analyst and consultant, gave her opinion on patient power versus professional capture, exploring patients' relationships with their GPs and their attitudes to choice.AudioThe Big Society: Questions from the floor Listen to questions and comments from the panelists, Dr Clare Gerada and Dr Angela Coulter, and the floor during the health and the Big Society event: Patient power or professional capture? Comments Add your comment Your name Email (your email will not be made public) Your job/role Organisation Comment Post comment You may also be interested in Paid event Social prescribing: from rhetoric to reality Blog Can the Care Quality Commission live up to expectations? Although the Care Quality Commission has an important role, the first line of defence against poor quality care must be frontline staff, says Catherine Foot. Slideshow Ailsa Claire: meeting the information needs of clinical commissioning groups Ailsa Claire examines how to meet the information needs of clinical commissioning groups at our NHS Information Revolution conference. Myth five: GP commissioning will damage the doctor-patient relationship The current doctor-patient relationship is highly valued and the public place a significant degree of trust in doctors as professionals. How might the changes proposed by the Health Bill threaten this?