Public and Patient Involvement Assurance Group

The Public and Patient Involvement Assurance Group (PPIAG) is an established Group within the Better Care Together (BCT) partnership.  

 The PPIAG exist to gain assurance that:

  • All proposals to change and improve healthcare services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are developed with appropriate and sufficient public and patient involvement.
  • Insights and business intelligence from patients, staff, carers and public that tell us what matters to them are regarded and have influenced the decision that are made in all BCT work streams. 


The group is at the forefront of supporting the design of improvement plans for services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.  The Terms of Reference of the group outline in more detail their roles and responsibilities.

Members of the group are:

Evan Rees (Chair)

Paul Akroyd

Sara Bosley 

Harshil Dhutia

Brigitte Heller 

Brian Rowlands

Colleen Smith

Janet Thompson

*Further names to be added in the coming weeks

The group meet on a monthly basis and produce a PPIAG report approved at the subsequent meeting: 

November 2019 - Induction meeting

December 2019

January 2020

February 2020 - Report 1

February 2020 - Report 2

March 2020 - Two virtual meetings were held in April due to the Coronavirus outbreak. 

April 2020 (6th April)

April 2020 (22nd April) - Report 1

April 2020 (22nd April) - Report 2