SCIE Report 18: Looking out from the middle: User involvement in health and social care in Northern Ireland

By Joe Duffy

Published: February 2008

The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC), the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) commissioned this research with the aim of strengthening user involvement in Northern Ireland.

Report 18 looks across health and social care services for children, young people and adults with four aims:

  1. To provide a short summary of the history and principles of user involvement.
  2. To describe the current situation in Northern Ireland.
  3. To discuss a range of options for the further inclusion and participation of users in the work of NISCC, RQIA and SCIE.
  4. To make recommendations to inform the development of a future strategy for user