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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.
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
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.