Last update 29th. October 2004
I was a member of a CHC until their abolition, then volunteered for membership of a PPIF. I was interviewed and accepted months ago but as yet there has not been a meeting I can attend.
I was assured that there were some evening meetings, but the first is scheduled for next month. An abbreviated version of a training session is also due to take place next month to accommodate those who, like me, have full-time jobs and so cannot make day-time events.
I am notified of numerous things happening - all during office hours. I have come to the conclusion that the PPIF is organised to suit
This makes the PPIF entirely unrepresentative of public and patients, and surely defeats the government's intentions. I would be glad to know if this practice, which can be called discriminatory, is widespread.