Public Personal Involvement (PPI)

The South Eastern Trust recognises the importance of involving servicer users, carers, clients, and patients to ensure that we provide the best services. Personal and Public Involvement (PPI) is the process to including all those who use health and social care services to become actively involved in making decisions about things that affect their lives.

The Trust has a PPI Sub-committee which is responsible for ensuring that it meets our statutory and legal obligations to promote Personal and Public Involvement. The Trust has significant representation on the PPI Sub-committee from service users and carers, but welcomes the input of additional members.

As a member of the public, you can be involved as much or as little as you want. Involvement can mean:

  • being informed of a service
  • being consulted about a major plan
  • being involved in negotiating a plan of care
  • being consulted about how to develop a service

The Trust evaluates the effectiveness of its PPI structures and processes from the planning stages through the development, delivery and evaluation of services. Each area of work is monitored for its own performance and reports to the Trust Board.

PPI Information

Involving You
Involving You: Easy to Read
Setting the Standards LeafletĀ  (March 2015)
PPI Report to Trust Board: March 2016
Register of Involvement Opportunities 2016/17


Engage is a central resource for involvement which supports HSC staff, service users and carers to get involved in shaping the future of health and social care. The website includes case studies, tips, a range of resources to help Health and Social Care staff develop knowledge and skills in Personal and Public Involvement.


For more information or to get involved in PPI, contact:

Elaine Campbell
Corporate Planning and Consultation Manager

Telephone: (028) 9055 0434