NHS England: Working in Partnership with People and Communities – Public Consultation

NHS England have launched a public consultation on the draft guidance for Working in Partnership with People and Communities. 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. 

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

The draft has been co-produced by NHS England and NHS Improvement in partnership with 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, and other citizen partners

NHS England will also be hosting a Twitter chat @NHSCitizen on 19 May from 12-12:50pm – join them to share ideas, collectively engage and get feedback and thoughts on the draft guidance and how they can improve it. The hashtag is #StartWithPeople

The public consultation is open until Monday 30th May, and you can take part here.