NHS England publishes PPVAG minutes following SHCA campaign

The Specialised Healthcare Alliance today welcomes NHS England’s publication of the minutes of its Patient and Public Voice Assurance Group.

This represents the culmination of a long process of publication and is a welcome step for the transparency of patient and public voice within NHS specialised commissioning.

Over the last year, members of the Alliance have repeatedly called for these and other NHS England meeting minutes to be published in the interests of transparency. NHS England had agreed to do so in principle but this was followed by repeated delay.

The Alliance will continue to campaign for greater transparency across NHS England’s specialised commissioning function to ensure that patients and the public can best engage with decisions about specialised care.

The Patient and Public Voice Assurance Group’s minutes can be found here.