Patient and public involvement is a statutory duty and essential in developing and improving health and care services.
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.
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 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.
Alan joined PPAC as he has particular interest in long term health conditions, particularly diabetes. Alan has been a patient over a number of years and brings a wealth of knowledge as a service user across Manchester.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lisa became a PPAC member to share and utilise her wealth of knowledge and experience as a patient to improve services for patients. Lisa is a committed volunteer and tutor in the community, with a particular interest in chronic illnesses and conditions.
Peter became a PPAC member to ensure the needs of autistic people were represented. He is an activist for raising awareness of autism and ensuring that the needs of people living with mental health and learning disabilities are represented in health and care.
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.
Karen became a PPAC member to help improve services for people living with dementia following caring for her father for twelve years. Karen is also interested in care of older people and primary care services.
Nikki Jean Pattison
Nikki first became involved with PPAC through a desire to use her 26 years’ experience in the NHS, to benefit others and develop services. Nikki’s main interests are carers, mental health, public health and health and wellbeing.
Martin joined PPAC to discover how Manchester Health and Care Commissioning functioned. An experienced MHCC committee member, Martin’s key interests are in public health and improving service user experience.
Saira joined PPAC to contribute and coordinate her experiences into improving health and care in the community. Saira has a keen interest in carers, the BAME communities, older and younger people, and students.
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.
Stephen (Tony Wright)
Stephen became a PPAC member to share and utilise his vast experience as a community worker. Stephen wants to support local underrepresented residents gain access to health care service provision, information and advice, and to develop services with disadvantaged communities in mind.