Participation Review


Enquiries to: Louise McFarlane

Phone: 01786 471550
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NHS Boards have a duty to involve people in designing, developing and delivering healthcare services. This can include involvement in reviewing existing services and planning new services, or it may be consulting people on changes to the way in which services are delivered.

Our Participation Review function examines how NHS Boards are involving people in the general design of services.

What do we do?

Our key aims include:

  • Using the Participation Standard, we collect systematic, comparable information on how NHS Boards engage with patients and the public. Our Performance Analysts work closely with Boards, supporting them to deliver self-assessment information in an approach that focuses on helping them to demonstrate year-on-year progress in how they work with patients and the public, and
  • Supporting NHS Boards to use the Participation Standard to improve the way they work with patients and the public.