Service user involvement: A guide for drug and alcohol commissioners, providers and service users

Public Health England, September 2015

Public Health England have published a report on service user involvement in drug and alcohol treatment programmes, designed to help commissioners, service providers and service users explore and develop service user involvement in their area. It also includes a series of ‘inspirational’ case studies outlining how different organisations have approached service user involvement.

Click here to view the full report.

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Text messaging service ‘helps people take their pills’

BBC News, 6 December 2014

A text messaging service could help people remember to take the medicines they have been prescribed, say researchers.

A test scheme, which involved heart patients, cut the numbers who forgot or just stopped taking their pills…

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4PI: A Framework for Involvement

National Voices, 8 December 2014

4PI stands for ‘Principles; Purpose; Presence; Process; Impact’.  It is a framework to help create meaningful involvement with service users and carers.  Developed within a mental health context, these standards are universally relevant to involvement and co-production in all areas of health and social care.

Click here for further information and to download the framework.