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Personal and Public Involvement (PPI)

Personal and Public Involvement (PPI) plays an important role in the work of the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA).Through listening to and acting on the views and opinions of the public, RQIA will ensure that it responds to existing and emerging issues within health and social care (HSC).  RQIA aims to be more accessible, responsive and targeted in how it monitors and supports improvement in the quality of health and social care by engaging more effectively in public participation. 

The principles and objectives of the Public Participation Strategy have been incorporated in the 2017-2021 Corporate Strategy. Our aim is to embed a PPI approach in the planning and delivery of all our work programmes using appropriate methods that meet the varied needs of service users, carers (as defined in the DHSSPS guidance circular HSC (SQSD) 29/071 – Personal refers to service users, patients, carers, consumers, customers, relations, advocates or any other term used to describe individuals who use HSC services either as individuals or as part of a group); and the public.