Regional Health and Social Care Personal and Public Involvement Forum: Annual Update Report 2012/13
Personal and Public Involvement (PPI) is an essential component in the delivery of truly person centred services. It is also a statutory duty. The PHA has leadership responsibilities in respect of the implementation of PPI across HSC. One of the ways in which the PHA discharges that leadership function, is through the Regional HSC PPI Forum. This body brings together all HSC organisations, working alongside service users and carers, to bring a focus on involvement.
It promotes the sharing of best practice, identifies and tackles issues of common concern and providers a platform for the active participation of service users and carers. Each year in response to a Priorities for Action (PFA) target, the PHA, working with HSC partners, service users and carers in the Forum, develop an Annual Report on PPI work taken forward through the Forum.
The report for 2012/13 details progress in a number of important areas such as training, development of standards etc.