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Patient and public involvement forums

  • Last modified date:
    27 March 2008

Patient and Public Involvement Forums (PPI Forums) existed in NHS trusts to help improve the quality of NHS services by bringing to trusts and PCTs the views and experiences of patients, their carers and families.

PPI Forums were established on 1 December 2003, with one forum in every NHS trust, NHS Foundation trust and PCT in England. Each forum identified its priorities, but their primary expectations were to:

- Monitor and review NHS delivery
- Seek the views of the public about those services
- Make recommendations to the NHS accordingly

Forums were set up and supported by the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health (CPPIH).

After a public consultation (A stronger local voice) a decision was taken to abolish PPI Forums. This was taken forward as part of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007. Forums were abolished on 31st March 2008 and replaced by Local Involvement Networks (LINks)

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