About National Association for Patient Participation

Every person in the United Kingdom has the right to shape the future of primary care. From Shetland to Swansea, from Londonderry to Lincolnshire, we represent 17.5 million patients, all of whom we strive to place at the centre of the primary health and social care agenda.

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Representing 17.5 million people, our knowledge, network and reach means that the patient voice is heard across the echelons, from local practice managers to national policy makers. Stay informed on how our community is influencing primary care by reading our latest news and events.
Clinical Commissioning Groups to be absorbed into Integrated Care Systems

Clinical Commissioning Groups to be absorbed into Integrated Care Systems

NHS England has proposed that the commissioning functions of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) need to be absorbed into the newly developing integrated care systems (ICS) by April 2022, as part of its plans to “accelerate collaborative ways of working”. This comes as part of a package of proposed changes to legislation designed to hand ICSs […]

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A Case? A Person? A Partner? The Patient in the History of Medicine

A Case? A Person? A Partner? The Patient in the History of Medicine

Our President, Dr Patricia Wilkie, recently completed a paper for the Society of Apothecaries, which explores the history of the patient – from a case, to a person, to a partner.

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Launch of online community platform, VeryConnect

Launch of online community platform, VeryConnect

Our members spoke, and we acted. To support their need to connect with each other, particularly during these trying times,1 February marked the launch of our online community platform, VeryConnect.

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Our response to the BMJ Letter: Patient participation groups could provide huge voluntary support to the NHS

Our response to the BMJ Letter: Patient participation groups could provide huge voluntary support to the NHS

N.A.P.P. was delighted to see the recent letter published in the BMJ by Joan Woolard. This personal insight provides a brief history of Patient Participation Groups and the impact they could have on the NHS, if used effectively.

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Patient Participation Groups’ experiences of operating remotely during the pandemic

Patient Participation Groups’ experiences of operating remotely during the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has triggered profound and rapid changes in general practice. Within weeks of the outbreak in England, the proportion of face-to-face GP consultations shifted from 70% to 23%. Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) play a crucial role in primary care as a key link between patients and general practice. During this period, they too, […]

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