There has been no formal evaluation of the effectiveness of the patient and public involvement forums. However, each year the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health (CPPIH) produces a report detailing their activities and achievements. A copy of their report is available in the Library and on their website at:www.cppih.org/documents/AnnualReport 2006_000.pdf
As part of the annual health check, the process by which the Healthcare Commission assesses trust performance, each trust’s performance is assessed against ‘Standards for Better Health’, a copy of which is also available in the Library. Core standard 17 of those standards requires public engagement and consultation by all trusts.