Health Committee Press Notice No 10

Session 2006-07
1 February 2007
Patient and Public Involvement in the NHS

Session 2006-07
1 February 2007
Patient and Public Involvement in the NHS

The Health Committee announced it would be carrying out an inquiry into Patient and Public Involvement in the NHS in November. The first evidence session was on Thursday 1 February. The Committee would like to announce the witnesses for the second evidence session.

Thursday 8 February
Wilson Room, Portcullis House

at 10.00 am

Sharon Grant, Chair, Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health
Barrie Taylor, Chair, City of Westminster Health Scrutiny Task Group
Elizabeth Manero, Director, Health Link

At approx 11.00 am

Mary Adams, Head of Public Involvement, North Somerset PCT and former Chair of the National PALS Development Group
Dr Albert Day, Chairman, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Anna Coote, Head of Engaging Patients and the Public, Healthcare Commission

Further evidence sessions will take place on Thursday 22 February and Thursday 1 March. Details of witnesses for these later sessions will be announced in due course.

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