Health Committee Press Notice No 13

Session 2006-07
19 February 2007

Patient and Public Involvement in the NHS

The Health Committee would like to announce the witnesses to the third and fourth evidence sessions of its inquiry into Patient and Public Involvement in the NHS.

Thursday 22 February 2007
Wilson Room, Portcullis House

at 10.00 am

Jennifer Beesley, former Chair, Great Yarmouth PPI Forum
Penny Robinson, Chair, United Bristol Hospitals NHS Trust PPI Forum
Barry Silverman, Southwark Patients Forum for Primary Care

At approx 10.45 am

Dr Brian Fisher, NHS Alliance
Nigel Edwards, Director of Policy, NHS Confederation
David Stout, Director, PCT Network, NHS Confederation

At approx 11.30 am

Professor Angela Coulter, Chief Executive, Picker Institute
Frances Hasler, Head of User and Public Involvement, Commission for Social Care Inspection
David Wood, Chief Executive, Attend

Thursday 1 March 2007
Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 10.00 am

Candy Morris, Chief Executive, South East Coast SHA
Richard Stein, Partner, Leigh Day & Co, Solicitors

At approx 11.00 am

Rosie Winterton MP, Minister of State for Health Services

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