A writer in the area of patient experience he became involved as a public contributor following six experiences of elective hospital surgery between 2004 and 2013. After his treatment at a university hospital he had such a positive experience that he decided he wanted to offer something back in Bristol, his home city. He is the secretary of his primary care patient partnership group, which has just been completely redesigned, so that patients and practice staff can work together in an exciting, innovative, and creative way. He has also been part of our working party on the local implementation of NICE technology assessments.
Nick has a particular interest in bringing Patient and Public Involvement to primary care, and to elective surgery for non-chronic conditions in hospitals. He is also an active member of the National Association for Patient Participation.