What is a User Involvement Strategy?
A 'user involvement strategy' is a set of agreed principles and actions that will define how the region will work together to involve people with lived experience in the planning, delivery and evaluation of diabetes services to improve them for everyone.
NHS England North is currently working with the User Involvement team at Diabetes UK to co-produce a user involvement strategy. This will be done in partnership with commissioners, healthcare professionals and people with or at risk of diabetes and will be launched in Summer 2019.
What has happened so far?
In order to produce the strategy, there has been an initial consultation, a scoping workshop with service users and healthcare professionals and a second development workshop with service users, commissioners and NHS England board members. In March, two focus groups were held with healthcare professionals and service users to gain in depth feedback to refine and improve on the first draft of the strategy.
The lasted version of the strategy will be shared for consultation across the Northern region to gain wider feedback from 24th April 2019.
We will use the feedback gathered to shape the strategy before it is launched in the summer.
I'd like to get involved
If you have any questions or are interested in shaping the northern region's user involvement strategy, please contact us to find out more.