Sharing learning about developing Patient Participation Groups
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  • Room 018, Rolle Building

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Patient Participation Groups (PPG) have a key role to play as they help ensure that patients and carers can influence their local care services. A patient involvement project is now in progress in Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly to develop PPGs and raise people’s awareness of them and the role they should play in GP surgeries.

This conference marks the end of the project and will report on project outcomes and the benefits of linking university nursing students to PPGs.

This project has been commissioned by NHS England and is managed by the Patients’ Association with the support of Plymouth University.


  • Professor Patricia Livsey, Executive Dean of Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Plymouth University
  • Katherine Murphy, Chief Executive, the Patients Association


  • 10am: Registration
  • 10.30am: Introductions and national context
  • 10.50am: Patient Participation Group development project and outcomes
  • 12pm: Panel discussion
  • 12.30pm: Linking nursing students to Patient Participation Groups
  • 1pm: Lunch
  • 2pm: Linking nursing students to Patient Participation Groups: benefits to practices
  • 2.45pm: Afternoon break
  • 3pm: Linking nursing students to Patient Participation Groups: benefits to students and curriculum
  • 3.45pm: Next steps
  • 4pm: Close

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News release: Student nurse-patient engagement programme is national first (8 July 2015)

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