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Patient and Public Involvement

What is Patient and Public Involvement (PPI)?

Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) includes patients, both present and future, and the public in discussions to encourage opinions and views about the services we offer. This can then lead to a more informed service development and change.

Patient and Public Involvement promotes a cultural change. It is about empowering patients and the public to have a say. It is about professionals in the NHS listening and responding to the views of patients and the public. Patient and Public Involvement helps improve patients' experiences of the NHS.

Why do we do it?

The purpose of involving patients and the public in the work of the Trust is to ensure that the services we provide and commission truly reflect the needs of the people who use them.


There are different ways in which patient and public involvement can be carried out. It can be something relatively simple such as a patient satisfaction survey or questionnaire, through to a large conference where many people can be invited and can be involved throughout the event. The Patient Partnership Department supports all staff to become involved and works in partnership with professionals and the public to ensure that PPI becomes 'everyone's business'.


The PPI Team has developed a training pack to support staff undertaking PPI projects in the Trust. The training involves basic PPI knowledge, information and tips surrounding successful inter-personal skills. Please contact the PPI Team for more information on 0161 701 0149.

How to Get Involved

Adults - If you are over 16 years of age there are a variety of ways you can become involved in Patient and Public Involvement within the Trust:

  • You can become a volunteer and undertake work that covers PPI projects
  • You could become part of a focus group or a patient group if you have a particular interest in certain areas of treatment
  • You could become a member of the Foundation Trust status of the Hospital and have a say in how your hospital is run

These are only a small number of ways to get involved. For more information then contact the PPI Team who will find a way that best suits you on 0161 701 0149.

Teenagers - Because we are one of the biggest children's hospitals in the country, it is really important that we listen to our young patients to find out how we can make our hospitals better for you.

There are many ways you can get involved and have a say in the way we run our hospitals:

  • You could register as a member of our Foundation Trust Hospital
  • Become a member of one of the Trusts youth groups. There are many Condition specific groups you could join, or you could become a member of the Trust's Youth Forum - Teen Talk
  • You could become an e-member and register your email address with us and when we are consulting with young people we can email you the questionnaires and information

PPI Patient Groups

The Trust has a number of patient groups that specialise in areas of care. These groups also undertake PPI projects. If you wish to become involved then please contact the PPI Team.


PPI Team: 0161 701 0149