Our Patient and Public Advisory Group meets monthly for updates, discussions and advice on progress with transformation work across Kent and Medway

We now have a group member supporting each STP workstream with patient and public engagement.  They are key to providing a patient and public perspective on new models and work being developed, helping identify opportunities to engage with the public on key issues, and advising the workstream with engaging on those issues with the right communities.

PPAG also has a subgroup looking at co-production for the future – that is making sure that patient and citizen involvement is built into our structure, able to influence and engage at the earliest stages and at all levels.

The group has also been involved in advising on the consultation plan for the current public consultation on stroke services, including checking the documents and the questionnaire.

In their February meeting, Glenn Douglas, chief executive of the Partnership, attended to give an update and listen to comments and feedback from the group.

We are currently looking for new members to join the group and the chair, Steve Inett, is particularly keen to have these filled from diverse and seldom-heard communities.  If you are interested in finding out more about the role and what it entails, please email km.stp@nhs.net in the first instance.