Latest eBulletins from N.A.P.P.

The National Association for Patient Participation promotes and supports patient participation in primary care. Groups are an effective way for patients and GP surgeries to work together to improve services and to promote health and improved quality of care. PPGs are making a real difference across the UK.   Join N.A.P.P. And benefit from support to your practice and PPG.
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  1. Latest N.A.P.P. News – January 2019
    1. New Chair for N.A.P.P.
      The Trustee Board welcomes Dr Folarin Majekodunmi as its Chair, taking over from Dr Patricia Wilkie who has led the Board for the last seven years during a period of significant growth in both influence and number and remains as Honorary President. Together they combine wide experience in the Health Sector and in the NHS.
      Read more about Dr Majekodunmi here and in Latest News on our homepage.
    2. Recruiting new trustees:
      Within the last two months, three of the current board members have intimated that they will resign either immediately or at the end of their term in June 2019, because of ill health. Information about the experience, skills and commitment required of trustees will be circulated very soon and the posts will be advertised. We hope that some PPG members will be interested in working at national level to strengthen the voice of the patient.
      Please send expressions of interest to [email protected]
    3. Diary dates
      15th June 2019: N.A.P.P. Annual Conference “Celebrating General Practice” at the Cheltenham Chase Hotel in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
      10th -15th June: PPG Awareness Week
  2. Primary Care Networks will affect all practices and patients
    Primary care networks will be based on GP registered lists, typically serving natural communities of around 30,000 to 50,000. Among the ambitions of the new NHS Long Term Plan is that all GP practices will be members of primary care networks by this April. And that they system of integrated car will cover the whole country as far as possible within two years. The Plan promises 4.5bn of ring-fenced funding for primary care and community services.
    Find out more here, including case studies and a short explanatory animation.

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