Patient and Public Advisory Committee

Our Public and Patient Advisory Committee (PPAC) is made up of local people who meet with us on a monthly basis to influence and inform how we commission (plan, buy and deliver) services that improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Manchester.

Meet our PPAC members

Find out more about our PPAC members below.

If you are interested in joining as a member, see our Public and Patient Advisory Committee information page.

Atiha Chaudry

Atiha is the Lay member for Patient and Public Involvement and Chair of our Patient and Public Advisory Committee (PPAC).

Atiha’s areas of specialism include; community development and engagement, research and consultancy in community regeneration and equality and diversity. She is an active member of the community and voluntary sector.


Tom Harrington

Tom joined PPAC because he wanted to ensure services for people in north Manchester were fit for purpose. Tom is a strong believer in the importance of early intervention and has a particular interest in neurology, mental health, palliative and end of Life care and cardio-vascular medicine. He is also the deputy chair of the committee.


Jamil Abdulkader

Jamil joined PPAC as an experienced community volunteer. Jamil’s main interests are around raising awareness of dementia and improving care for older people.


Colin Bayley

Colin became a PPAC member to develop his knowledge on health and care across Greater Manchester. A volunteer in his local community, Colin’s leading interest is improvement of care for older people.


Anita Clokie

Anita joined PPAC in 2018. Her interests include disability, older people, young people/students and social care. She is particularly concerned that people who are in hospital or residential care or who are receiving home care have appropriately aided hearing/communication support.


Davine Ford

Davine became a PPAC member to utilise her volunteer experience in health and care commissioning. Davine has a keen interest in Black and Minority Ethnic communities, equality and diversity, carers, older people, cancer services and services for young people and mental health.