The People and Communities Board and National Voices have released guidance on engaging with local people and communities with a view to “creating person-centred, community-focussed approaches to health, wellbeing and care”. This advice reinforces the proposed new relationship with people and communities as proposed in the NHS Five Year Forward View.
The six principles are [quote]:
- Care and support is person-centred: personalised, coordinated and empowering.
- Services are created in partnership with citizens and communities.
- Focus is on equality and narrowing inequality.
- Carers are identified, supported and involved.
- Voluntary community and social enterprise, and housing sectors are involved as key partners and enablers.
- Volunteering and social action are key enablers.
Six principles for engaging people and communities: definitions, evaluation and measurement [June 2016]. London: People and Communities Board [and] National Voices, June 14th 2016.
Note: The People and Communities Board is one of the Five Year Forward View programme boards. It brings together voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations; including members of the Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partnership Programme.
Six principles for engaging people and communities. [Online]: National Voices, June 14th 2016.
This relates to:
Six principles for engaging people and communities: putting them into practice [June 2016]. London: People and Communities Board [and] National Voices, June 14th 2016.
These principles were first elaborated in the NHS Shared Planning Guidance of December 2015:
A new model of partnership with people and communities: key principles. London: National Voices, December 18th 2015.
Possibly of further interest, an update from this year’s Health and Care Innovation Expo.:
From new models to new cultures of care – Jeremy Taylor. [Online]: NHS England, September 9th 2016.