National patient representative panel for HSE focus groups 

International studies show that bringing the perspectives of patients, service users and families directly into the planning, delivery and evaluation of health care and working in partnership with patients and families improves the quality and safety of health care and patient and staff experience. 
To ensure that patients have an input into the design, planning and delivery of services, the HSE Quality Improvement Division facilitates the engagement of national divisions and programmes with patients, family members and carers. Conducting focus groups is one of the forms of such engagement. Focus groups centre around a key issue and participants are usually asked to provide feedback on a number of specific questions.
The HSE is in the process of creating a national panel of patient representatives and are looking for patients, family members or carers who may be interested in participating in such focus groups and having an input into health service planning and design. 
Your assistance is needed in creating this panel. You can assist the HSE by nominating patients, family members or carers  For more information please contact Nicola Williams at