Department of Health Sciences Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Committee, University of York

Group type: 3. Institution or initiative-specific

Contact details

Named contact: Rebecca Ashby and Richard Morley

Email address:  and

Telephone: 01904 321 904 or 01904 321 105


Room A/TB/130

Area 2

Department of Health Sciences

Seebohm Rowntree Building

University of York



YO10 5DD

Remit of the group


The role of the Committee is to advise on the development and coordination of Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in the research and teaching activities conducted by the Department of Health Sciences. We aim to share, build and improve PPI practice within the Department of Health Science.


  • Identify and promote sources of support, advice, guidance and training to staff regarding the implementation, promotion and most effective use of PPI in teaching and research.
  • Develop appropriate documents to support the development of PPI within the Department, while connecting with broader University policies, e.g. a PPI framework which can be embedded within the Departmental Impact Strategy.
  • Identify, collate, share and disseminate existing PPI expertise and resources to staff within the Department.
  • Identify support and advice for patients and lay members of the public who are involved in, or are members of, research studies, committees and other relevant groups within the Department.
  • Provide a forum for the discussion of progressing PPI with the Department.
  • Guide the development of recommendations for further work.

Ways of working

  • Members of the Committee will receive meeting agenda and associated documentation at least two weeks prior to each meeting.
  • Minutes of the meeting will be made by an administrator and will be agreed by all members of the Committee who attended the meeting.
  • Meetings will be quorate only if 2 lay members indicate their intention to be present, however the meeting will still be deemed quorate should lay members submit their apologies or fail to attend on the day of the meeting.
  • Members may be contacted between meetings for advice should the need arise.
  • Sub-groups may be formed to work on specific issues as appropriate.
  • From time to time individuals may be co-opted to provide specific advice and expertise as required.

Frequency of meetings

Every two months

Who can consult the group?

At present, staff members of the University of York. However we have also accepted inquiries from and helped others outside of the University.