Who implements PPI?
The Public Health Agency (PHA) has responsibility for overseeing the implementation of the Personal and Public Involvement policy. Within this role, the PHA works through the Regional HSC PPI Forum, which has representation from all Health and Social Care organisations as well as service user, carer or community and voluntary sector representatives. Current members may be found here.
The Forum plays a key role in the development and application of the PPI Action Plan. It also provides strategic leadership and direction to support embedding PPI into all areas of the HSC Service, helping to shape, guide and deliver PPI regionally.
All Health and Social Care organisations have a role and responsibility to implement PPI. This includes HSC Trusts and other regional HSC Bodies.
Regional HSC PPI Forum
The PHA, operating through the Forum, regularly takes the lead in a number of HSC wide developments to progress and embed PPI into culture and practice. This has included the co-production of:
- Regional Standards for PPI
- Regional monitoring arrangements for PPI
- Engage & Involve, the HSC PPI training programme
Further information on the work of the Regional Forum may be found in the Annual Reports and Minutes
An Annual Report is produced each year to provide an update of the work being carried out by the Forum and also outlines the key areas that have been progressed during each period.