The Chief Executive is accountable to the Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety for the performance of the Public Health Agency and its staff.
The Chief Executive is required to appoint a senior professional at Board level to provide leadership in relation to Personal Public Involvement. In the Public Health Agency this role is undertaken by the Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professions supported by the Assistant Director for Allied Health Professions and Personal Public Involvement. The Public Health Agency has also appointed a Regional Lead Officer for PPI.
This document sets out the PHA's commitment to PPI and recognises the importance of proper and timely consultation as an integral part of fulfilling its statutory obligation to make arrangements with a view to securing involvement and consultation with service users, their carers, the public and the Patient Client Council on decisions on planning and proposals for change affecting the provision of the health and social care services for which the PHA is responsible the PHA will endeavour to conduct consultations in a timely, open and inclusive way.
Format A4, 31pp, consultation document
Target group HSC staff, health professionals, key stakeholders, public