Thank you to Helen (and Bob!) for an illuminating session on Patient Participation. Hopefully observing the Patient Participation Group (PPG) in action gave you some food for thought. The discussion afterwards showed that there are varying views as to how PPGs should be formed. Helen’s presentation can be found here. The actual NHS England guidance for the 2013/14 DES can be found here More information can be found at the National Association for Patient Participation website.