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:
- overarching principles of good practice – what makes engagement more effective?
- developing collaborations and partnerships approaches to encourage and support alliances between community members and statutory, community and voluntary organisations to meet local needs and priorities
- involving people in peer and lay roles – how to identify and recruit people to represent local needs and priorities
- making community engagement an integral part of health and wellbeing initiatives
- making it as easy as possible for people to get involved
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