HQIP's Service User Network (SUN) was established in 2009 and has about 40 patient and public representatives.
SUN members work alongside HQIP in helping develop patient and public involvement (PPI) and quality improvement work, and also as an expert consultation group to HQIP on all relevant projects.
SUN members include people from local and national clinical audit groups, service user and carer groups, and charities such as National Voices.
SUN meets two-three times a year, with ongoing consultations via email, phone and post.
As well as these meetings, members also volunteer for working groups. Working groups include developing resources and taking part in steering and advisory groups. For example, SUN members are involved in advisory groups for HQIP, Clinical Outcome Review Programme, National Joint Registry, consultant outcomes publication.
Those interested in attending meetings and joining the Network, should contact HQIP patient and public involvement lead Kim Rezel on either 020 7997 7372 or firstname.lastname@example.org.