Patient and public voice partners (PPVs)

The patient and public voice (PPV) partners policy sets out how NHS England supports PPV partners to be involved in its work. PPV partners include patients, service users, carers, families and other members of the public who are involved in NHS England’s work in different ways. The policy sets out the support and governance arrangements in place to enable PPV partners to be effective in their roles.

NHS England aims to ensure that Patient and Public Voice (PPV) Partners are not out of pocket when they support its work and ‘Working with our patient and public voice (PPV) partners – reimbursing expenses and paying involvement payments’ sets out when and what financial support is available. It provides details on reimbursing PPV partner expenses and, in certain circumstances, offering involvement payments.


Patient and public voice partners and chairs survey 2021

We consider our partnership with people and communities to be central to the way that we work. We are committed to ensuring that patient and public voices (PPV) are at the heart of shaping our healthcare services.

Your feedback helps us improve our services, so we’d be grateful if you could participate in our surveys and give us feedback about your involvement. The deadline for our 2021 surveys has closed.

The report and findings from this year’s surveys will be added to our webpage shortly.


Reports of the previous surveys

These reports summarise the responses to the PPV partners and chairs survey and the actions taken or proposed in response