IPPOSI is facilitating a series of digital discussions to explore public and patient involvement in Ireland.


The second discussion on Sept 30th, 2020 focused on sharing examples of successful public and patient involvement used in other health systems.  We invited some leading patient partners/advocates from Canada and the UK, to share their experiences of public patient involvement across healthcare in the UK and Canada.

Patient partner and advocate, Carol Munt, discussed the real value and impact in involving patients as co-producers drawing on her own experiences in the UK where she has worked as a patient partner with the NHS across a number of groups and initiatives.

Julie Drury, Strategic Lead – Patient Partnership at the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, was previously the chair of Ontario’s first-ever health advisory council, the Patient and Family Advisory Council for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. In this position, Julie helped advise the government on key health care priorities that had a real impact on patient care and patient experiences in Ontario.

Also, Laura Magahy Executive Director, Sláintecare, joined us to discuss future commitments and the proposed framework for patient involvement in Irish healthcare.

The outputs of this second discussion are available by clicking on the buttons below.


Livestream recording
Carol Munt Slides
Summary Report


The first discussion on July 13th, 2020 focused on exploring the appetite – within the patient community – for introducing a system of public and patient involvement across the health system in Ireland. We think the findings from our poll show resounding support for our health leaders to make a strategic commitment to system-wide public and patient involvement. The next event in this series will take place in September and it will focus on sharing examples of systems of public and patient involvement used in other health systems. A final event will take place towards the end of the year and it will identify some of the building blocks which may need to be put in place to facilitate public and patient involvement on a more systemic level.


Livestream recording
Summary Report
Poll Results


Speaker Bios
IPPOSI Statement


How can we embed patient centredness in the hospital system? 

An IPPOSI interview on Sept 28th 2020 with Prof. Jan Kremer, Professor in Patient-centredness, Radboudumc University Medical Cente, Netherlands.

Radboudumc is a teaching hospital and is often referred to as the “Hospital of the Patient”. A gynaecologist for 15 years, Prof. Kremer has a unique insight into the impact and value of patient involvement and his innovative approaches have been at the centre of the development of patient centred practices at Radboudumc.

Click here to view a recording of the interview.

Experts By Experience

In August 2020 IPPOSI recorded a podcast on ‘Experts by Experience’ with Alies Maybee & Amy Lang, on their experience of the Ontario, Canada Model of Patient & Public Involvement.

Click here to listen to the IPPOSI podcast.