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Applications open for region-wide PPI Senate

Members are being sought for a new East Midlands body that aims to place patients at the very heart of health service decision making.

The Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Senate, which is being set up by the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network, will act as a sounding board and critical friend to NHS trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups and other healthcare organisations, helping ensure that the voices of patients are central to decision making at all levels.

It will comprise up to 25 members, all experts in patient and public involvement. They will provide expert, independent advice and will support organisations to adopt innovative approaches to involving patients and the public in the review of existing, and the development of new health services.

Members will receive a participation fee plus expenses. They will serve for between one and three years and the PPI Senate will meet at least four times each year. For more information visit or click here to download the application form and role description. The deadline for applications is Monday 8 September.

People can also keep up to date with the latest about the development of the PPI Senate by signing up to Public Face, the East Midland’s regular newsletter featuring patient and public involvement updates, guides, volunteering opportunities and resources.




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