A set of five Standards outlines what is expected from Health and Social Care (HSC) organisations and staff in relation to personal and public involvement, and were developed in partnership with service users, carers and the community and voluntary sector. They were formally endorsed by the Department of Health in 2015. Click on each Standard to find out more information.
Setting the standards
PPI was first introduced as a concept by the Department of Health in 2007. The Department has issued the following guidance to support the implementation:
What the law says
HSC organisations have a legal duty to involve and consult with service users, carers and the public in relation to:
- the planning of the provision of care;
- the development and consideration of proposals for changes in the way that care is provided;
- decisions that affect the provision of care.
Involvement in Health and Social Care is gaining momentum. Check out the relevant reports below, which highlight the necessity of involving service users, carers and the public.
- Department of Health: Systems, Not Structures – Changing Health and Social Care, 2016
- Department of Health: Health and Wellbeing 2026, Delivering Together, 2016
- Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission: Inquiry into Emergency Health Care, 2015
- Department of Health: The Donaldson Review -The Right Time, The Right Place, 2014
- The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust: The Francis Inquiry, 2013