Welcome! It's on Sunday 19th November 2017

Patients and PPI

  • Make a pledge for NHS change Day

    NHS Change Day is inviting staff from all parts of the NHS and patients and the public to get involved in the biggest day for collective action in the history of the NHS – NHS Change Day 2014.

  • Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive, NHS England

    Transforming patient participation

    NHS England is launching a series of initiatives all aimed at helping commissioners to work with patients to transform patient and public participation on both the individual and public level.

  • Public’s comments will change the NHS

    The NHS “is putting the patient voice irrevocably into the mainstream of its activities,” said Tim Kelsey (pictured), NHS England’s National Director for Patients and Information.

  • Public fear of dentists, higher than seeing GPs

    Fear of dentists and worries about the cost of dental care combine to delay trips to sort out dental problems but regular dental check-ups can help to prevent a series of health problems including heart disease, pneumonia and diabetes, according to the British Dental Association.

  • Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

    Caldicott backs patients’ right to confidentiality

    Patients will have the right to prevent GPs from handing over their records to an NHS database hosting details of family medical histories, alcohol consumption, waist sizes and other confidential patient information, said Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

  • Dr Stephanie Bown, Director of Policy and Communications at MPS

    Public, doctors, fear online records may breach trust

    Plans to offer everybody in the UK access to their own online medical records will open a “Pandora’s Box,” unless “proper safeguards” are put in place to protect patient confidentiality, says Dr Stephanie Bown (pictured) Director of Policy and Communications at MPS.