The NHS have recently published new statutory guidance on working in partnership with people and communities

For the first time a single piece of guidance supports both NHS commissioners and providers to meet their public involvement legal duties,  and to work with people and communities to meet the wider objectives of integration, including the new ‘triple aim’ duty, population health management, addressing health inequalities and improving quality of services.

The guidance is based on ten principles, which will apply as a golden thread of best practice, whether activity takes place within neighbourhoods, towns/cities, across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, or nationally.  The principles will  help health and care organisations to develop their way of working with people and communities, based on local circumstances and population health needs.

A new indicator on how Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) work with people and communities, as part of the 2022/23 health system oversight framework is also being designed to help with future activity planning.

NHS England » Working in partnership with people and communities

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