Public and Patient Group

Better Care Together is a partnership. We need to hear the experiences of patients, carers, the public, voluntary sector organisations and statutory bodies and understand what matters most to them to ensure that we improve services that meet local need.

To ensure that this happens we have a Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) group, which is made up of passionate and knowledgeable individuals, who work closely with the teams managing each pathway to shape future services. 

The group monitors the work of workstreams and ensures that the public and patient voice is heard and reflected in lans.

Apply to join the Better Care Together PPI Group

The partnership is dynamic. Over time the programme changes and new pathways are created or existing volunteers leave, so we are always looking for new, enthusiastic PPI representatives. 

If you would like to get involved in helping to shape health and social care in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) please fill in and submit the online involvement form. The role of PPI is not paid but expenses are reimbursed and carers may be able to claim back the cost of additional expenses to pay for other carers while they involved in work for BCT. 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

To be confirmed

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)