Criteria & methods for evaluating public involvement in NHS planning

Criteria and methods for evaluating public involvement in NHS service planning

Investigators

Mckee, L. (HSRU, University of Aberdeen) Entwistle, V. (University of Dundee) Harrison, S. (University of Manchester) Farrar, S. (HERU)

Summary

NHS Health Boards have a statutory duty to involve the public in NHS service planning, and the Scottish Health Council, which was established in April 2005, is required to monitor their performance in this regard. However, there is substantial uncertainty about how Boards' performance in relation to public involvement should be assessed. This project identified and critically analysed criteria and methods for assessing Boards' performance in relation to public involvement, and thus informed the development of indicators of public involvement that can be used by the Scottish Health Council.

Contact

S Farrar

Status

Complete

Publications

Anton, S., McKee, L., Harrison, S. and Farrar, S. Involving the public in NHS service planning: criteria and methods for evaluating NHS Boards' Activity. Journal of Health Organization and Management. 2007; 21(4/5): 470-483.

Anton, S., Entwistle, V., Farrar, S., Harrison, S. and McKee, L. Involving the public in NHS service Planning: criteria methods for evaluating NHS Boards’ activity. Report to the Scottish Executive Health Department, September 2006.

Presentations

Anton, S., Mckee, L., Harrison, S. and Farrar, S. Involving the public in NHS planning: criteria and methods for evaluating NHS Boards' Activity. 5th International Conference on Organisational Behaviour in Health Care, University of Aberdeen, April 2006.