HQIP Service User Network


HQIP’s Service User Network (SUN) was established in 2009 and has about 25 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, patient and carer groups, and charities such as National Voices.

The SUN meets regularly via video conferencing , with ongoing consultations via email, phone and post. We look forward to meeting face to face once it is safe to do so.

As well as these meetings, members also volunteer for working groups. Working groups include developing and reviewing resources, participating in project work, involvement in campaigns as judges and members of various steering and advisory groups. For example, SUN members are involved in advisory groups for HQIP, Clinical Outcome Review Programme and the National Joint Registry.

SUN Impact Report

The SUN Impact Report shows the range of work undertaken that the SUN members feel brings value to HQIP. It is broken down into three main areas:

  • Project involvement
  • Event participation
  • Resource development

Click here to download the SUN Impact Report

How to get involved and find out more

Those interested in attending meetings and joining the Network, should contact:

Adrian Hardy – Adrian has been involved with SUN activity for over 8 years and  is the SUN chair. He is keen to encourage greater participation by existing and new members in the work of the Service User Network as it supports the work of HQIP in improving patient experience in the health and care services.

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