Active Birth Centre (ABC)

Robust clinical evidence supports the establishment of Alongside Midwife-Led Units, co-located to Obstetric-Led Units with a shared philosophy and understanding of normal birth. This project aims to embed and sustain the Active Birth Centre (ABC) Alongside Midwife-Led Unit as an alternative and viable birthplace option for all women with low risk pregnancies birthing within BHSCT Maternity Service, therefore normalising birth and decreasing the likelihood of intervention. Engagement with s...
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CAMHS Alumni

CAMHS Alumni formed in August 2017 and completed three phases of work over an 18 month period. The group, having had their own personal experience of significant mental health difficulties, wanted to allay anticipatory anxieties for young people (and their families) accessing the service.  CAMHS Alumni members were extremely generous with their knowledge, skills and time, completing all work with the CAMHS facilitator and overcoming many barriers, such as having very limited resources. At what ...
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The Rowan, Sexual Assault Referral Centre for Northern Ireland

Service users who have been affected by sexual violence/abuse participated in the steering group consulting on the development of The Rowan, a sexual assault referral centre for Northern Ireland. Consultation groups of service users were set up to inform the design team, and ensure that the ethos of Personal and Public Involvement was kept to the heart of the centre’s development The impact of the project included: A consultation group of service users to inform the Communication Strate...
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Development of teenage allergy clinic at Craigavon Area Hospital

This project set out to develop a specific teenage allergy clinic at Craigavon Area Hospital within the SHSCT area. Service users were  engaged to answer a questionnaire to highlight specific areas to be included in the new clinic. A new specific resource was developed with feedback from the service users. This resource is to be used as part of 2 workshops in 2019 and this will be used to audit and develop the service in the longterm. At what level did the PPI take place? One to one; Se...
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Being me again – life after brain injury

This project looked at designing a new innovation to the Community Brain Injury Team where individuals who were further on the recovery journey would co-produce and co-deliver a course on this topic – “Being me again – life after Brain Injury ”. Service users were involved in the development, implementation and the evaluation of this project. Focus groups were held to explore common issues and themes following brain injury. A course programme was designed incorporating these and then deliver...
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Western Trust radiotherapy project

During the development of a new radiotherapy treatment facility at Altnagelvin Hospital, the Western Health and Social Care Trust (WHSCT) engaged with service users to ensure their views shaped the design of the service and the ward itself. This input from service users influenced the design of the radiotherapy ward and the ambulance service for patients at the facility. At what level did the PPI take place? Service development/delivery. PPI helped the project to Improve qual...
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Volunteer peer advocacy service

A group of service users, carers and professionals identified the need for a Peer Advocacy Service (PAS) in 2011, resulting in the appointment of a peer coordinator and the establishment of a Peer Advocacy Steering Group consisting of service users, carers and professionals. This group agreed that courses should be co-designed to provide prospective peer advocates with the knowledge, skills and values required of the peer advocates.   At what level did the PPI take place? Co-produc...
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Connecting family carers with technology – a partnership project including carers.

This partnership project engaged with carers to develop a project that would connect carers with technology and provide access to the wealth of information available. At what level did the PPI take place? Co-design; Engaging. PPI helped the project to: Improve efficiency of a service. Increase ownership. Background Rsearch has shown that family carers need timely and relevant information in an accessible format. Developments in technology mean that there is more informati...
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Carer Support ECHO

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a tele mentoring model. This project enabled carers of people with palliative and end of life care, to have the opportunity to discuss situations which they have found challenging and determine the best actions. At what level did the PPI take place? One-to-one; Service development/delivery including education and mentoring; Commissioning/policy. PPI helped the project to: Improve efficiency of a service; Improve quali...
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