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Consultation on new guidance on working with people and communities

A public consultation on the draft guidance has been launched. This will support the new Integrated Care Boards, NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts to build effective, positive, purposeful and enduring partnerships with communities to improve services and outcomes for people.  

It is statutory guidance and will be adopted as policy by NHS England and supports health and care organisations to meet their public involvement legal duties. It is relevant to other health and care organisations, including local governments, on how to work effectively in partnership with their communities. 

The draft has been co-produced by NHS England and NHS Improvement with the following partners: Care Quality Commission, Centre for Governance and Scrutiny, Department of Health and Social Care, Healthwatch England, Local Government Association, National Voices, NHS Confederation, NHS Providers, The Health Creation Alliance and the Integrated Care Systems in Dorset, North East and North Cumbria, Sussex and West Yorkshire along with many of our citizen partners to whom we are extremely grateful.  

Take pare in the public consultation. It will run until Monday 30 May 2022. 

A Tweet chat is being hosted from our Twitter account @NHSCitizen on Thursday, 19 May from 12pm-12.50pm. The hashtag is #StartWithPeople.

Please share ideas, collectively engage and get feedback and thoughts on the draft guidance and how it can be improved.