This is an extract from the guidance. The complete guidance is available at guidance.nice.org.uk/ph9
The Department of Health (DH) asked the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE or the Institute) to produce public health guidance on community engagement and community development approaches to health improvement, including use of the collaborative methodology and community champions.
Community engagement and community development are two complementary but different terms. Lack of detailed evidence meant it was not possible to make recommendations which distinguish between them. For the purposes of this guidance, the umbrella term 'community engagement' has been used. A glossary of the terms used is included in section 8. Click on the term in bold to link to the glossary.
The guidance is for those working in the NHS and other sectors who have a direct or indirect role in – and responsibility for – community engagement. This includes those working in local authorities and the community, voluntary and private sectors. It may also be of interest to members of the public.
The Programme Development Group (PDG) has considered reviews of the evidence, an economic appraisal, stakeholder comments and the results of fieldwork in developing these recommendations.
Details of membership of the PDG are given in appendix A. The methods used to develop the guidance are summarised in appendix B. Supporting documents used in the preparation of this document are listed in appendix E. Full details of the evidence collated, including fieldwork data and activities and stakeholder comments, are available on the NICE website, along with a list of the stakeholders involved and the Institute's supporting process and methods manuals.