This section explains what is meant by Personal and Public Involvement or PPI within Health and Social Care (HSC).
PPI is a term used to describe the active and meaningful involvement of service users, carers and the public in the planning, commissioning, delivery and evaluation of Health and Social Care (HSC) services, in ways that are relevant to them.
PPI can also be described as the process of empowering and enabling service users, carers and the public to make their voices heard, ensuring that their knowledge, expertise and views are listened to.
PPI is a HSC requirement; HSC has a statutory duty to involve service users, carers and the public. People have a right to be involved.