• Patient representative spokespersons

Patient representative spokespersons

In accordance with the regulations set forth in the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), leading nationwide advocacy groups that represent patient interests or facilitate self-help for people in Germany who are chronically ill or have disabilities are entitled to take part in discussions and submit requests, but not to vote.

  • Gregor Bornes (Federal Syndicate of Patient Interest Groups, BAGP),
    patient representative spokesperson in the dental care subcommittee
  • Dr. Frank Brunsmann (German Disability Council-DBR/ German Alliance for Chronic Rare Diseases),
    Cordula Mühr (German Disability Council-DBR/ Sozialverband Deutschland),
    patient representative spokespersons in the quality assurance subcommittee
  • Ursula Faubel (German Disability Council-DBR/ German Rheumatism Federation),
    patient representative spokesperson in the needs planning subcommittee
  • Tobias Hillmer (German Disability Council-DBR/ German Association Morbus Crohn / Colitis ulcerosa-DCCV), spokesperson in the disease management programmes subcommittee
  • Dr. Ulrike Holtkamp (DBR/German Leukaemia and Lymphoma Organisation),
    patient representative spokesperson in methods assessment subcommittee
  • Jürgen Matzat (DAG SHG),
    patient representative spokesperson in the psychotherapy subcommittee
  • Renate Pfeifer (DBR/Federal Association of self-help Organisations),
    patient representative spokesperson in the highly specialized outpatient care subcommittee
  • Marion Rink (DBR/German Rheumatism Federation),
    patient representative spokesperson in the prescribed services subcommittee
  • Dieter Wenzel (DBR/German Alliance for Chronic Rare Diseases, mpn-netzwerk e.V.),
    spokesperson in the pharmaceuticals subcommittee


Patient involvement specialist team

The G-BA patient involvement specialist team is tasked with organizational and content support of patient representatives in the G-BA in exercising their right to take part in discussions and submit requests. In accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five, section 140f, this includes methodological and legal advice, help with discussion documents, organization of meetings and training as well as support with the nomination procedures for patient representatives.