Useful links

For anyone wishing to know more about community engagement, either generally or specifically in respect of health services, a number of useful websites and documents are listed. The community engagement team can provide more information if required

Useful websites


Involve is a national advisory group that supports greater public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research. Involve is funded by and part of the National Institute of Health (NIHR).

Local Government Improvement and Development 

Local Government (LG) Improvement and Development supports improvement and innovation in local government. They work with local authorities and their partners, including NHS Trusts, to develop and share good practice, including that around community engagement and cohesion

Urban Forum

Urban Forum is a national charity and a membership organisation that supports communities to have a greater say over decisions that affect them, including the provision of health services It works with members to influence government policy and by supporting them to influence decision-making locally.

Useful documents

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence: guidance on community engagement approaches in the NHS.

No health without mental health: a cross-government mental health outcomes strategy for people of all ages. (2011). Department of Health

Community engagement and community cohesion. (2008): Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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