Monmouth today launched two rapid self-diagnostics, enabling healthcare organisations to assess how mature their approaches to Individual Participation and Patient and Public Engagement (PPE) are.
The self-diagnostics have been developed from Monmouth’s ground-breaking work with clients including the CQC, HSCIC, NHS England, North West Commissioning Support Unit and Cancer Research UK. The PPE self-diagnostic tool assesses how well the organisation is set up to engage properly with patients and local communities, whilst the individual tool focuses on how well patients are supported in becoming active participants in their own care.
Criss Richards, the Monmouth lead developer on the initiative, said “These simple tools are intended to give healthcare organisations, particularly CCGs and NHS Trusts, a quick impartial snapshot of how they perform now where they might best focus their energies. We hope it will stimulate debate and help organisations spot the things that can make a real difference to patient engagement and participation. It’s often not just the PPE activities themselves but also the evaluation, governance, ownership and resources that sit around these that make the real difference in performance and outcomes between CCGs and Trusts.”