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.

Susan Williams

Susan became a PPAC member to share her experiences and knowledge as a home care worker. She is committed to helping people remain in their own home with appropriate support where possible and improving local services.

Kubilayioe-Joe Kaya

Kubi joined PPAC to understand and influence how the NHS operates to benefit all everyone in Manchester. A youth volunteer, Kubi’s main interest is youth related drug use and addiction, aiming to ensure steps are put in place to combat these issues.

Leila Hamrang

Leila joined PPAC to support change in care for young people affected by cancer. Leila is an active volunteer in the community raising awareness of cancer in young people, support available after treatment ends and the care of disabled and older people.

Rohina Ghafoor

Rohina joined PPAC to ensure her areas of specialism, including research, quality assurance, safeguarding and equality with a particular reference to intersectionality, violence and abuse against women and children, and disability are represented. Rohina also has a keen interest in black and minority ethnic citizens social justice issues.

Hannah Fabian

As a psychology student Hannah joined PPAC to gain insight into how the NHS works and to improve communication between the universities and health Services. Hannah is interested in making sure good services are provided for people living with mental health issues and learning disabilities.

Jean Murray

Jean joined PPAC after her husband passed away having lived with Alzheimer’s for over twelve years. Jean wants to make a difference and be a voice in the community and is particularly interested in dementia care and services, elderly care and primary care.