To provide support to single handed and small practices around patient participation including a specific project to explore the use of technology to gather local, real time intelligence of the “patient voice” to inform commissioning decisions.

N.A.P.P. is an influential UK wide champion of the patient voice in health issues, policy development and academic research working closely with leading politicians, policy makers, health professionals and academics the voluntary sector and public at large.

Regularly contributing to the highest level of debate at the House of Commons All Party Parliamentary Group and national policy forums, N.A.P.P. ensures the voice of patients in the community informs decision making at political, system wide and practice levels.

N.A.P.P. is collaborating with a wide range of national partners to:

N.A.P.P. Partners

Current Partners

To agree a Concordat for joint working to support GPs and practices as we believe that the unique partnership between patients and their practices is essential to achieving high quality and responsive care. Our aim is for all practices to affiliate to N.A.P.P. to benefit from the expertise available.

To highlight the support available from N.A.P.P. to Practice Managers in implementing the Patient Participation DES including some dedicated sessions for Practice Managers to share ideas and good practice. The Practice Management Network (PMN) is a national community run by practice managers for practice managers. The Network offers support and opportunities to share, develop and influence.

The Self Care Forum, NHS North West and the Proprietary Association of Great Britain (PAGB) as the national patient champion to the self care campaign harnessing a ‘bottom up’ patient-led approach through PPGs by developing guidance for PPGs on self care and exploring how PPGs can assist practices in conveying self care messages to patients.

Public & Patient Experience & Engagement policy team to produce a ‘mini-guide’ for CCGs on engaging PPGs and informing the development of the CCG Authorisation Criteria Domain 2 (Meaningful Patient and Public Engagement)