Public and Patient Group

The Better care together (BCT) Public and Patient Involvement Monitoring and Assurance Group (PPIMAG) comprises volunteers from a range of backgrounds who have an interest in and experience of a health and social care, either through personal experience, caring responsibilities or professionally.

The group monitors the work of workstreams and the programme and ensures that the public and patient voice is listened to and represented in plans. Ideally each workstream should have a PPI representative but we do have some vacancies. Public and patient engagement is not limited to the BCT PPIMAG. The group is chaired by Evan Rees. 

The PPI representatives are here to help to capture the public voice about. If you would like to contact a particular representative please use the contact us form and your message will be passed to them. 


PPI Representative

Children's Maternity and Neonates

Nicki Evans-Ward

Acute mental health

Terry Kirby 

Home First  Cheryl Clegg
Urgent and Emergency Care Freda Smart

Integrated Teams

Evan Rees

Christine Stanesby

Resilient Primary Care 

To be confirmed

Planned care

Liz Jones

Learning disabilities

Steph Chapman


Peter Lewis

Estates To be confirmed
IM&T Emma Friedmann
Workforce Geoffrey Smith
Communications and Engagement Geoffrey Smith
Cancer Eric Charlesworth
Dementia Diana Osborn
Medicines Management  Mary Smith


Jennifer Fenelon (HW Rutland)

Jean Burbridge (city PPGs)

Paul Akroyd (VAL)

Mina Rodgers (HW Leics)

Fiona Barber (HW Leics)

Christine Stanesby (HW Rutland)

Sue Mason (HW Leicester)

Liz Jones ( WLCCG PPI)