The Strategic Advisory Forum (SAF) established in February 2019 is a non-statutory forum appointed by the Minister for Health to provide strategic advice through the National Patient Safety Office (NPSO) on the establishment, development, evolution, performance and monitoring of the Patient Advocacy Service (PAS). The Forum provided input on the PAS code of conduct, and access and eligibility policy.

The Strategic Advisory Forum (SAF) comprises of eight members, of which two are public representatives. The Forum met three times in 2019.