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Tara developed breast cancer when her children were very young. Her experiences led her to join service user groups, and from there she has spent decades advocating for other patients, including now with Patient Voices Matter Read more
As you may know, last autumn we formed our lived experience advisory panel, Patient Voices Matter. Since then they've been meeting regular. Our Head of Patient Partnership, Sarah Tilsed, is a member of the group. She's going to be reporting back regularly on what the group are discussing and what the Patients Association is doing to repond to concerns raised. Read more
When you're a carer and patient, arranging medical appointments to suit the family is a challenge - one not helped by NHS admin, says Mo, a member of our Patient Voices Matter group. Read more
We’ve been awarded the PIF TICK – the UK-wide quality mark for healthcare information. That means you can rely on the information about health and social care on our website to be accurate and up to date. Read more
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The lowest levels of public satisfaction in the NHS since 1997 must be recognised by the Government and action taken to introduce patient partnership to rebuild patients relationship with the NHS. Read more
On 23rd February 2022, BBC 1's Panorama reported on failures in maternity care at hospitals in Shropshire. The programme featured families affected by the failings as well as former midwife, Donna Ockenden, who is leading an official inquiry into what went wrong at the Trust. Read more
Our event in November brought together NICE, NHS England & Improvement, and the Winton Centre for Risk & Evidence Communication, as well as patient carers, to discuss how to make shared decision making a reality for everyone. If you missed, it you can watch a video of the event and download the panel's slides. Read more