The Patient and Public Interest Group (PAPIG) held its first meeting on Wednesday 9 October 2013 in the Academic Centre at University Hospital Llandough. Meetings have included discussions around current processes, information on drug development through to clinical trials and patients’ medicine taking behaviour. Lay members of the groups that appraise new medicines have also explained their roles.
PAPIG has considered barriers to engagement with AWMSG and provided feedback on the Patient and Public Engagement (PPE) Strategy. Members have also given feedback on the AWMSG website, which has been redesigned and updated with a section specifically tailored to patients, carers, patient organisations and members of the public.
“The meeting was both informative and exciting, and I believe that any group that does get involved will feel that their views are really being taken into consideration; I would urge any patient group working or advocating on behalf of their patients/members to get in touch with Claire and express an interest.”
Tony Gavin, Director of Campaigning and Advocacy, Leukaemia CARE
PAPIG attended the AWMSG Masterclass. This annual event serves to promote engagement and improve understanding of the appraisal process in Wales. It proved to be a well-attended, thought-provoking and interesting event. For further information please contact AWTTC.
PAPIG’s next meeting will be held on 18th October 2016, 9:30 am at Llandough Hospital.
If you are interested in being involved, please contact Claire Davis on telephone 02920 716900 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.