#CAAW24: Patient and Public Involvement resources published

Published: 25 Jun 2024

📢 As part of Clinical Audit Awareness Week 2024, which aims to highlight the value of clinical audit and quality improvement in enhancing patient outcomes, we are excited to share a range of valuable resources from HQIP, the clinical audit community, and the broader healthcare sector, focusing on Patient and Public Engagement:

  • Involving patients and carers is at the heart of everything we do at HQIP. This includes commissioning, resource development and governance structures. There are many ways to involve patients in clinical audit and we have a range of case studies which demonstrate the effectiveness of this.
  • Prior to the finalisation of topic specification, patient and carer feedback is collated from a range of engagement activities such as focus groups, questionnaires and representation at specification development meetings. The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit, Sentinel Stroke National Audit and the National Vascular Registry are just a few examples of this.
  • Once the specification is finalised, the topic is put out to tender and 10% of the final score relates specifically to patient and public involvement (PPI).
  • A key area where patients and carers can contribute feedback is in the resources produced by each project. Infographics are regularly published alongside audit reports to highlight key findings and recommendations in lay terms. Some examples of this include the National Diabetes Audit – National Diabetes Footcare Audit, the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit and the Medical and Surgical Clinical Outcome Review Programme- Prison Healthcare.
  • If you have lived experience as a patient or carer and would like to be involved in an advisory capacity to help improve the quality of healthcare services, please join the HQIP Service User Network (SUN).
  • Article: In CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT!, Kim Rezel, Head of Patient and Carer Engagement at HQIP, discusses how can we involve patients to improve healthcare – Cornerstone2023.pdf (article on pages 18-21).
  • Article: In Patient and Public Engagement in Practice, we hear from two award-winning projects about how engaging patients and carers is a win-win for healthcare providers and patients alike – Cornerstone2024.pdf (article on pages 4-8).

Note that this list is intended to signpost to relevant useful resources but, for those published outside of HQIP, we are unable to take responsibility for them – please contact the provider direct if you have any questions.