Preparation and planning for success

This section emphasises the importance of clear planning and identifies issues which need to be addressed at an early stage in an implementation process to increase the likelihood of successful patient and public involvement. 

For an example of what a potential approach implementation project might look like please click here

One implementation approach where involvement is key is outlined here

Clarification

Reflect on what you are aiming to achieve before you start the process.

Consider the following questions: 

  • Why do you want to involve patients and the public in implementation?
  • What do you want to achieve?
  • What are your aims?

These guidelines focus on meaningful engagement rather than on ‘tick box’ exercises.