Published on: 17 October 2012 Our patient and public engagement (PPE) team is starting a discussion with staff, patients and other interested people on how we should reward and recognise those who get involved in the work we do. Emily Bigland, patient and public engagement lead, said: "Patients, carers and friends might, for example, volunteer with us, join user groups, go to focus groups or become members of our Trust and attend meetings or events. We need to determine how to reward and recognise this involvement. "We know that our current approach to service user reward and recognition is inconsistent so we want to develop a trust-wide policy and we need your help to make sure we get it right". We've got a few ideas and options we're considering and you can read about these in the discussion paper here. If you need more information, contact the PPE team at firstname.lastname@example.org.