HQIP Service User Network



HQIP hosts a Service User Network (SUN) for people who are interested in contributing to improving the quality of healthcare services. We welcome all people with lived experiences as patients and carers to join our SUN. The SUN was established in 2009 and has had over 40 patient and carer advocates working in an advisory capacity to HQIP.

Once you have completed this form you will receive regular newsletters with updates about HQIP projects that you could contribute to.

Previously SUN members have been involved in:
• The HQIP commissioning process – Engaging patients and carers in commissioning at HQIP
• Reviewing and co-producing resources – A guide to patient and public involvement in quality improvement – HQIP and Developing a patient and public involvement panel for quality improvement – HQIP
• Developing the e-learning module Introduction to HQIP for patients and carers – e-Learning
• Reviewing NCAPOP resources focused for patients and carers – Involving patients 
• Judging panels for both Clinical Audit Awareness Week and Richard Driscoll Memorial Award

Recently we have opened up the way the SUN works by changing the structure. There is no commitment once you sign up, all opportunities will be shared via a newsletter, and you can contact Kim Rezel at any time to register your interest in any area of work.

Specific opportunities may be targeted to you if you state that there is a particular area that you are interested in.

Where possible, we seek to remunerate participants for their involvement; relevant details for each activity will be shared when opportunities are shared.

An example might be that if you have expressed an interest in maternity care that when we are commissioning for any of the programmes around maternity for example National Maternity & Perinatal Audit, then we will contact you to see if you would like to be involved in developing the specification (what the audit should look like) for the programme.

As of 2022 people who are interested in joining the Service User Network can complete this form to receive regular newsletters with updates about HQIP work and where you can get involved as a contributor.

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

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