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.


‘With’ not ‘for’: In a new world of integrated health and care systems

March 21, 2018

Six months ago I started working with a group of people on the Isle of Wight. Following success of the Empowering Engagement Programme in Hampshire, NHS England were keen to see the programme delivered on the Island. Working with Sue Newell from Wessex Voices and Joanna Smith from Healthwatch Isle of Wight we tweaked the [...]


Iriss – improving lives through knowledge, evidence and innovation – a fab resource

March 19, 2018

The Iriss approach Theory of Change is important to the Iriss approach: They inform – create conditions for effective information sharing They translate and facilitate – support individuals and groups to make use of evidence They co-create – working with communities to test out ideas and create conditions for embedding change Their Co-production Project Planner [...]

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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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