Patient and Public Information Drivers

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What is a driver?

A driver is a factor that shapes the direction of your organisation. This could be a strategic document, business plan or regulatory requirement that impacts on your service, organisation or NHS as a whole.

The Knowledge for Healthcare Patient and Public Information group has identified key drivers that may influence the patient information agenda in your Trust.

How will you use these drivers?

Exploring these drivers will give you a broader understanding of the patient information priorities. We have summarised each of the drivers to enable to you easily identify the key messages.

  • Are you embarking on a new patient information project?
  • Is there a particular patient focused element of your service that you need to justify?
  • Do you need to demonstrate the impact of your service to members of the public?
  • Do you want to propose a service development or new patient information initiative?

Then take a look at our driver document

Simply click on the summary you require from the contents and follow the links if you require the full document.

Why use these drivers?

Having an awareness of the key drivers within patient information can be used to develop your service offer. Knowing about key priorities will help you inform service planning, develop a business case or demonstrate impact.

How have they been developed?

All drivers have been designed using templates provided by the Making Alignment a Priority (MAP) toolkit.

As the landscape of the NHS changes, new drivers will emerge. New summaries will be added so keep an eye out for future updates from the Patient and Public Information Group.

Further support

Further tools are available via the MAP Toolkit. These will help you to consider your aim, tell your story and demonstrate impact.