The PPI Solutions Blog: Keeping It Real

Patient and Public Involvement Solutions considers the challenges and opportunities of getting people and communities more involved in the delivery of statutory services.

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Patient and Public Involvement – why bother?

May 3, 2017

This is a question that comes up more and more in the work that I do. Not so much because people can’t see the point, but because if you are not careful you can fall in to the trap of doing engagement for the sake of it. Because it’s what you’re supposed to do, because [...]

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Sustainability and Transformation Plans: are we taking people on the journey?

November 7, 2016

In my work I am lucky to regularly talk to people about the challenges facing health and social care. As part of a learning session I deliver we spend time looking at the context for change. Unsurprisingly when asked the question, ‘’why is the health and social care landscape changing?”, people respond with a range [...]

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Meeting Nightmares: Supporting people to participate effectively

August 2, 2016

One of the things that has kept us most busy in the last year has been our increasingly popular training programme. Usually comprised of two modules running 3 hours each, the sessions attract a broad range of people. From those who are new to the idea of getting more involved in health and care decision-making [...]

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Experience, Possibility and Power: Reflections on Patient and Public Involvement by Martyn Webster

August 1, 2016

Patients. Service Users. Customers. Consumers. Leaders. Representatives. Partners. Co-producers. Stakeholders. The PPI floor is littered with labels and name plates. Clear them away and replace them with just one. It’s all about people. Well – not all.  But I’ll come to that later. Experience Every day people share their experiences with us, entrust them to [...]

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Homeward Bound

August 1, 2016

The play Homeward Bound takes you through the 33 short and heart-breaking days from Seth Goodburn’s diagnosis until he died. It explores the various relationships with the family, between healthcare professionals and the need for person and family centred care. The play explores love, relationships, empathy and compassion at end of life. It acts as [...]

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The Emperors New Clothes – naked protest anyone?

July 22, 2016

Have we been numbed by the trap of our comfy lives? There are people, young and old, sleeping in the streets here and across Europe, fleeing horrors that we can only imagine. Our fragile economy is being kept together with sellotape and blu tac. I see a rise in legitimacy for bigots and racists and [...]



PPI Solutions provides a wide range of services to help you engage with your communities. Whatever your goals we can create a package, give you support or run training to help you meet them.