New NICE Guidance: Community engagement – improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities

NICE guidelines [NG44]Published date: March 2016

This guideline covers community engagement approaches to reduce health inequalities, ensure health and wellbeing initiatives are effective and help local authorities and health bodies meet their statutory obligations.

The guideline complements work by Public Health England on community engagement approaches for health and wellbeing.


This guideline covers recommendations on:

Who is it for?

  • Health and wellbeing boards, directors of public health and other strategic leads who plan, commission, scrutinise or provide local health and wellbeing initiatives in collaboration with local communities
  • Local authorities, the NHS and other public sector organisations with a statutory obligation to carry out community engagement activities
  • Commissioners of community engagement initiatives
  • Community and voluntary sector organisations
  • Members of the public

Read the full guidance here


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