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Commission for Patient and Public Involvement

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the performance of the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health in engaging hard to reach groups and those who are unused to speaking up or participating in the NHS. (113178)

The Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health’s (CPPIH) primary role is to support the work of patients forums. Many patients forums have focused specifically on engaging with diverse and excluded groups on how services can be improved. In the CPPIH’s annual review of the work of patients forums a number of examples of this kind of activity are described, and this is available at:

www.cppih.org/documents/Nationalsummary.pdf