Strengthening Patient and Public Participation in the work of NHS England

Closed 31 Dec 2016

Opened 30 Nov 2015


NHS England’s ambition is for patients and the public to be at the heart of everything we do, in line with the values of the NHS Constitution. This work is underpinned by our Patient and Public Participation Policy and Statement of Arrangements and Guidance on Patient and Public Participation in Commissioning.

The documents set out our commitment to participation and outline how we will work with patients and the public to enable them to influence the health services they use. We would like to know more about how the documents are being used in practice and give you the opportunity to share your experiences of how well they are working.

What Happens Next

All feedback received will be considered as part of a review into how the policy and arrangements are working in practice. Following the review the guidance will be re-issued by March 2017 if necessary.  


  • All NHS England Staff
  • Voluntary groups
  • Patients


  • Patient and public voice
  • Partnerships and relationships
  • Commissioning