Your Experience of Shared Decision Making

Closed 7 Jun 2024

Opened 3 Apr 2024


The 10,000 More Voices initiative is focused on gathering stories from people who
receive services in health and social care so that we can make timely improvements to the delivery of care.

In May 2022 the Department of Health for Northern Ireland endorsed the NICE Guideline NG197 Shared Decision Making (June, 2021) which promotes ways for health and social care professionals and people using services to work together to make decisions about treatment and care.

Shared decision-making is defined as a joint process where healthcare providers and service users work together, using the best available evidence, to decide on care plans that align with the service user’s preferences and values. It emphasises mutual respect and open communication, enabling the service user to be actively involved in making informed decisions about their health care.
We invite you to share your story about your experience as a service user or carer on the ways and to what extent you have been included in making decisions about your health and social care.

This is an anonymous survey and you are asked not to share the names of family
members, caregivers or staff. You can write as little or as much as you wish. We are interested in hearing about your experience.

Please note that by taking part in this survey you are consenting to us using your
anonymous information for research, in the development of publications, reports,
staff education and training, and for other purposes within the Health and Social Care organisations.

Please be advised that by filling in this form you are acknowledging your consent to your anonymous information being used for the purposes outlined above.
Participation is voluntary and you can choose to withdraw at any time while completing the survey, without any negative impact to you. However, once the survey is submitted the option to withdraw is no longer available.

This project is overseen by the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland.


  • Health and social care staff


  • Improvement of health and social care services