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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The A-Z of Care

Young people in care are creating on a glossary of terms to replace the jargon and abbreviations already existing within Social Care as they feel they are inaccessible. This project is supported by Voice of Young People in Care (VOYPIC). At what level did the PPI take place? Service development/delivery PPI helped the project to Increase ownership; Improve quality. Background VOYPIC supported young people to attend the public consultation on ‘Strategy for Looked after Child...
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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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Adult safeguarding

Service users in an Older Peoples Day Centre were engaged in a workshop to ascertain if they were aware of abuse and its definition, its signs, forms and how and where to report it. At what level did the PPI take place? One to one. PPI helped the project to: Improve safety Improve quality Increase ownership Background With the increased focus on Adult Safe Guarding in terms of awareness raising, developing resilience and protective factors and in light of recent increased incid...
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The NI Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme Service User Event

The NI Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme holds an annual service user event to help inform on-going service developments in  this area.  The event invites men who have been screen-detected with AAA, with their families and friends to attend.  The sixth workshop took place in April 2018 in Belfast and was attended by over 50 service users. Over 20 members of the programme team where also in attendance, including staff from the Public Health Agency (PHA) who commission the servic...
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People not Prisoners

PPI helped the project to • Improve efficiency of the service • Improve quality • Improve safety • Inform commissioning • Increase ownership Background People in prison have not previously been consulted in relation to service design or their care needs. We were keen to improve relationships with the men and women in prison - moving to an adult- adult interaction that ensure everyone takes responsibility for improving health outcomes. The People Not Prisoners’ project sought to give of...
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