Patient Participation Awareness Week 5 June 2018 This week marks the fifth National Patient Participation Awareness Week, highlighting the importance of patient participation in achieving excellence in care for all patients. The week is organised by the National Association for Patient Participation, the national umbrella body for patient-led groups in primary care working with GPs and practice teams to ensure the patients perspective is at the heart of local health and care services. BIHR has a long history of working with health and care services, using human rights to empower patients and drive up quality of care. Marking this week’s celebrations, Sanchita Hosali, Director of BIHR, said: “ In a year that celebrates 70 years of both universal human rights and our NHS, it is vital to remember that putting patient voices are at the heart of health and care provision helps ensure dignified and respectful services. At BIHR we support people to use human rights in practical everyday ways to enable patient participation that delivers real and meaningful change.” Check out BIHR’s work by watching our Patient Participation video below, and find out more about our work, including stories of change and free resources on our health and care human rights hub. You can also watch the video on YouTube.