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

Chair: Jason Stamp
Independent member: Elizabeth Abbott
Independent member: Griffith Gay
Independent member: Ian Gall
Independent member: James Bradley
Independent member: Suzanna Hopwood
IFR Panel representative: Julia Cons

Clinical Priorities Advisory Group representative (members rotate attendance).

Jane Dalton
Fiona Barber
Nason Maani
Olive Andrews

Rare Diseases Advisory Group representative: Sue Milman
Specialised Commissioning Quality Assurance Oversight Group: Martin Davies
Blood and Infection PoC Board: Kye Gbangbola
Cancer PoC Board: TBA
Trauma PoC Board: TBA
Internal Medicine PoC Board: TBA
Mental health PoC Board: TBA
Women & Children PoC Board: Nick Meade

In regular attendance – not voting members

Head of Communication, Engagement and Partnerships: Fraser Woodward
Senior Engagement Manager (Specialised Commissioning): Sara Geater
Engagement Manager (Specialised Commissioning): Aarti Gandesha
Engagement Manager (specialised Commissioning): Zuleika Henderson


For details of previous meetings, please visit the National Archives website.

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