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 – Rohan Sivanandan
  • Independent Member – David Winskill
  • Independent Member – Judy Carrick
  • Independent Member – Dorothy Whitaker
  • Independent Member – Farida Anderson
  • Independent Member – Ruby Bhatti OBE
  • Independent Member – Sandra Crompton
  • Individual Funding Requests Panel representative – Julia Cons
  • Clinical Priorities Advisory Group representative – Kerr Wilson
  • 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 – Jayne Hidderley
  • Internal Medicine Programme of Care – Ian Gall
  • Mental Health Programme of Care – Vacant
  • Women and Children Programme of Care – Peter Moore
  • Gender Identity Programme Board – Vacant
  • Genomics Programme Board – Nick Meade

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