people-powered improvement network
about the network
The People Powered Improvement (PPI) Network is a coalition of the willing. It now has about 80 members. We are mainly an email discussion group and we meet about four times a year in London. We enjoy good relationships with Department of Health and NHS England.
The Network unites organisations and individuals around a common goal of spreading and embedding better and more responsive patient and public involvement practice in healthcare. Participants include large organisations such as NICE, National Voices and The Centre for Public Scrutiny, as well as CCG leaders, PPI and engagement professionals, providers and individuals; all of whom share an interest, experience and expertise in patient and public involvement.
The Network informs NHS Alliance policy on patient and public involvement and works to shift health care culture and national healthcare policy and practice towards a more people-centred approach.
There are no formal commitments to The Network or any formal expectations of The Network. The independence of members is respected and we operate through co-operation and consensus. The NHS Alliance works with outcomes from The Network and can invite other people and groups to take part in all Network activities.
The Network is co-chaired by Brian Fisher and Georgina Craig.
outline terms of reference:
- To inform NHS Alliance policy on patient and public involvement
- To offer support to network members and others across healthcare
- To campaign on patient and public involvement issues in a non-partisan way
- To promote better and more responsive individual and collective involvement in decisions and actions about health and healthcare services.
- To work with government, the NHS, regulators, professional bodies and others for effective patient and public involvement
- To learn from examples in other countries in the UK and around the world
- Responding to Francis from the patient responsiveness point of view. Helping NHS providers, including FTs and commissioners, be more responsive to patient views. For more details, contact Georgina Craig firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Making the case for patient and public involvement. Mainly the financial case, but also considering how to engage providers and commissioners and NHSE and CQC. For more details contact email@example.com.
- Creating a more person-centred NHS – greater self agency. “A National Support Service” that the Alliance should campaign for, focusing on issues such as self-care and shared decision-making. We agreed that this should include community involvement as well as individual. For more details contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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