Involvement, Co-Production & Partnership

Health and Social Care organisations have a role and a responsibility to implement PPI: this includes HSC Trusts and other regional HSC bodies. It is the responsibility of the Public Health Agency (PHA) to oversee the implementation of the PPI policy. One of the ways the PHA fulfils this role is through the Regional HSC PPI.

Regional HSC PPI Forum:

The Regional HSC PPI Forum members are service users, carers, people from the community/voluntary sector and staff from each organisation in the HSC. The purpose of the Forum is to aid in the development and application of the PPI Action Plan. The Forum also provides strategic leadership and advice to help shape, guide and deliver PPI regionally in all HSC organisations. Through the Forum the PHA has taken the lead on integrating PPI into HSC culture and practice. Examples of this include the coproduction of:

The Regional Standards for PPI - a set of five standards outlining what is expected from HSC organisations and staff in relation to PPI

Regional monitoring arrangements for PPI – to ensure all Trusts are fulfilling their PPI obligations

Engage and Involve – a PPI training programme for the public and HSC staff

Further information on the work of the Regional Forum may be found in the Annual Reports and Minutes. This is a report produced each year to outline what work has been completed during each period. Current members of the regional forum and their organisations/contact details can be found here. Contact details for PPI leads in each of the trusts can be found here.

Standards

A set of five Standards outline what is expected from HSC organisations and staff in relation to PPI. These were developed in partnership with service users, carers and the community and voluntary sector, and were formally endorsed by the Department of Health in 2015.

Standard One - Leadership

Standard Two - Governance

Standard Three - Opportunities and support for involvement

Standard Four - Knowledge and skills

Standard Five - Measuring outcome

  • Standard One - Leadership

    Health and Social Care (HSC) organisations will have in place clear leadership arrangements to provide assurances that PPI is embedded into policy and practice.

  • Standard Two - Governance

    HSC organisations will have in place clear corporate governance arrangements to provide assurances that PPI is embedded into policy and practice.

  • Standard Three - Opportunities and support for involvement

    HSC organisations will provide clear and accessible opportunities for involvement at all levels, facilitating and supporting the involvement of service users, carers and the public in the planning, delivery and evaluation of services.

  • Standard Four - Knowledge and skills

    HSC organisations will provide PPI awareness-raising and training opportunities as appropriate to need, to enable all staff to deliver on their statutory PPI obligations.

  • Standard Five - Measuring outcomes

    HSC organisations will measure the impact and evaluate outcome of PPI activity.

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