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Patient and public involvement committee and patient delegate to the board

The role of our PPI Committee is to provide assurance to our board that there is meaningful participation in the business of the organisation from patients, carers, families and members of the public across the locality. Its role also includes the review of strategies and proposals to offer views from patients' perspectives.

The PPI Committee, recently, has: discussed all consultation proposals, prior to launch,to input into and influence plans for communications and engagement and the proposals themselves; they have received regular updates on service redesign and procurement with an opportunity to find out and question patient involvement in the process; they bring feedback and updates from and to their locality networks to enhance communication with local people and groups.

The proposals have included our ‘Let’s Talk’ consultation where the PPI committee supported and helped to facilitate public meetings, ensuring that local people had an opportunity to participate.

The committee is made up of two patient representatives from each of our four localities, a Healthwatch Hertfordshire representative, and a board GP.  The committee is chaired by our lay representative with responsibility for PPI.

A patient member of the committee also sits on our board as a patient  delegate – currently this role is shared by two members, John Wigley and Jill Ainsworth-Beardmore.

During the last few months the PPI Committee has had the opportunity to offer views on:

  • Adult community services procurement
  • Urgent care consultation
  • Participation strategy
  • Quality, innovation, productivity, prevention (QIPP) and transformation programme
  • 360 stakeholder survey results
  • Improvement and assessment framework
  • Choice
  • Patient stories
  • Hospital site proposals and engagement
  • Patient reports and updates from our four localities

Our current patient representatives are: 

PPIC member

Role

Locality

Gavin Ross

Patient

St Albans and Harpenden

Colin Barry

Patient

Watford and Three Rivers

Robert Hillyard

Patient

Hertsmere

Vacant

Patient

Hertsmere

John Wigley

Chair of patient group

St Albans and Harpenden

Brian Gunson

Healthwatch Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire

Alison Gardner

Lay member (chair)

West Herts

Jill Ainsworth-Beardmore

Patient

Dacorum

Alex Hickinbotham

Patient

St Albans and Harpenden

Diane Eaton

Patient

Watford and Three Rivers

Madeleine Donohue

Patient

Dacorum

Kevin Minier

Chair of patient group

Dacorum

The PPI Committee, as with all board committees, has a work plan which schedules in participation and development updates and information on procurements, plans for local hospital sites, service redesigns and our NHS providers participation activities.  The work plan, which is constantly updated, is available here

For more information contact heather.aylward@nhs.net

PPI Committe Meeting Minutes - 2018 

PPI approved minutes 2017 12 13

PPI approved minutes 2018 02 07

PPI approved minutes 2018 04 18

PPI approved minutes 2018 06 20

PPI approved minutes 2018 09 19

 

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