Northern Ireland PPI and other consultation responses
The NPA frequently responds to policy consultations on behalf of members
Northern Ireland PPI proposed action plan
A consultation on Personal and Public Involvement (PPI) Actions for 2016-19 has been launched by the Public Health Agency (PHA) in Northern Ireland.
The consultation is seeking responses to an action plan which sets out a strategy involving leadership, governance, opportunities and support for involvement, knowledge and skills and monitoring outcomes.
The document also includes a consultation questionnaire, with a deadline for responses of 27 November.
PPI is a term used to describe the concept and practice of involving service users, carers and the public in the planning, commissioning, delivery and evaluation of the HSC services they receive.
PPI aims to put the patient first, working in partnership with service users and carers. It is about ensuring that their knowledge, expertise and views are heard, listened to and factored into decisions, plans and developments.
PPI policy is a central plank in the HSC drive to make services more â€˜person centredâ€™.
Welsh language standards
The NPA has responded to a consultation on Welsh language standards and is supportive of the fact that everyone, regardless of whether they speak Welsh or any other language is entitled to have a consultation in their language.
Contact your local NPA representative, Steve Simmonds, at email@example.com for more.
GPhC Consultation: Review of CPD
We have also submitted a response to the General Pharmaceutical Councilâ€™s (GPhCâ€™s) consultation seeking pharmacistsâ€™ opinions on a new approach for review of continuing professional development (CPD) records.
The NPA is broadly in agreement with the new approach outlined.
For more information contact Helga Mangion, NPA Policy Manager, on 01727 858 687 ext 3376 or firstname.lastname@example.org.