This report presents the findings from an evaluation of the core Gypsy & Traveller health strand of the Pacesetters Programme, a partnership between local communities who experience health inequalities, the NHS and the Department of Health, launched in March 2008. The Equality and Human Rights Group (EHRG) of DH worked with six Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs) and 18 participating Trusts to deliver equality and diversity improvements and innovations which aimed to enhance patient and public involvement in the design and delivery of services. The motto “Nothing about us without us” was used to emphasise the importance of community members’ involvement as equal partners in Pacesetters. In order to underline the commitment to this motto, a Quality Assurance Group (QAG) was formed. It comprised two invited community members from each SHA region and first met together in January 2009. An intended outcome of QAG involvement in Pacesetters was that they would feel valued by the Department of Health and the participating SHAs and Trusts, and play an important role in advising on the work of Pacesetters.
|Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
|Published - Apr 2010