Pathfinder Involvement (PPI)

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The five 'Experts by Experience' will be selected by the Personal and Public Involvement Forum Panel and will be announced here by Friday 15th February 2019.

Your chance to get involved in the future planning of Health and Social Care in Fermanagh and West Tyrone

Become one of our 'Experts by Experience' - Involving you!

In addition to the comprehensive Pathfinder Engagement programme, the Western Trust are also seeking five ‘Expert by Experience’ services users to help guide and influence the overall direction of the initiative. Nominations have now been requested and anyone interested in coming forward for one of these roles can submit their details as below. One service user per designated area as shown on the Map below will be selected to join the Pathfinder team. All five service users will be reimbursed for both time spent and travelling expenses incurred in their role.

The criteria for applying/nominating will be:

1. Can demonstrate that they are broadly representative of the area they wish to represent.

2. Does not work in the Western Health and Social Care Trust

3. They reside in the area they wish to represent

4. They can commit to meetings during the day and evenings.

Co-production Principles and Pathfinder:

The Pathfinder Project, in line with the co-production guide: Connecting and Realising Value through People will ensure that the Expert by Experience is pivotal to the development of our services.

Pathfinder will uphold the six principles of co-production:

     1.  Valuing people: Ensuring a person centred process building reciprocal relationships between people

     2.  Building Representative People Networks: Moving towards a balanced and meaningful participation, engagement and shared Ownership

     3.  Building People’s Capacity: Creating the circumstances for shared decision making and moving power from Boardroom to Point of Care services

     4.  Reciprocal Recognition: Valuing contributions of all participants and committing to learning together and resolving perspectives with respect.

     5.  Cross Boundary Working: Creating the conditions for a multi –agency approach to the improvement of outcomes for local communities and mobilising all available assets to ensure shared goals and better health and wellbeing outcomes.

     6.  Enabling and Facilitating: Empowering all involved to have a solution focused approach and promoting joint responsibility for achieving positive outcomes.

Members of the public who are interested in applying for one of the five ‘Expert by Experience’ positions, and who meet the above criteria, can apply though the following:

- By email to: pathfinder@westerntrust.hscni.net (Subject Line: Nomination for Pathfinder Service User Involvement)

- By post to: Pathfinder Service User Involvement, Pathfinder Project, DBS Office, Tyrone & Fermanagh Hospital Site, 1 Donaghanie Road, Omagh BT79 0NS

The five Expert by Experience members will be reimbursed for their time and travel expenses incurred in the project.

The closing date for receipt of nominations is Monday 7 January 2018.

The final selection process of the five Expert by Experience members will be carried out by the PPI Forum.