Patient and Public Voice Assurance Group

Who are the Patient and Public Voice Assurance Group?

The Patient and Public Voice Assurance Group (PPV AG) works to offer strategic assurance to NHS England that effective mechanisms are in place to fully involve patients and the wider public in the development of the national specialised services portfolio.

The objectives of the PPV AG are:

  • To deliver a strategic, ‘critical friend’ function across specialised services governance, in respect of patient and public voice.
  • To maintain oversight of the successful implementation of models for patient and public voice and participation, including the development of assurance processes.
  • To contribute to the improvement of services and patient experience in respect of specialised services.
  • To act as a forum for a range of organisations representing patients of specialised services.

Chair and membership

  • Independent Chair – Vacant
  • Vice chair (currently acting as Chair) – Julia Cons
  • Independent Member – David Winskill
  • Independent Member – Judy Carrick
  • Independent Member – Carole Pitkeathley
  • Independent Member – Jayne Hidderley
  • Independent Member – Liz Sawyer
  • Independent Member – Sandra Crompton
  • Individual Funding Requests Panel representative – Julia Cons
  • Clinical Priorities Advisory Group representative – Kevin Toole
  • Blood and Infection Programme of Care – Gillian Adams
  • Patient and Public Voice Representative – Louise Fish
  • Cancer Programme of Care – Peter Goulding
  • Trauma Programme of Care – Kevan Baker
  • Internal Medicine Programme of Care – Ian Gall
  • Mental Health Programme of Care – Leanne Moore
  • Women and Children Programme of Care – Vacant
  • Gender Identity Programme Board – Vacant

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