Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership is committed to engaging people in decisions about our local health and care services, and good engagement is a fundamental part of how NHCP works.

To support our colleagues to understand and lead engagement activities effectively and productively, the NHCP communications and engagement team has developed a new toolkit of guidance and resources through co-production with service users, patients, carers and professionals.

The new NHCP engagement toolkit was launched this month at a special celebration event at Moulton Community Centre. This provided an opportunity for those involved in the development of the resource to be commended for their hard work, as well as the chance for the toolkit’s benefits to be showcased to some of the professionals who will use it.

Attendees were welcomed by Tansi Harper, chair of NHCP’s Collaborative Stakeholder Forum, while patient, carer and service user representatives spoke about the co-production process.

Carer Sharon Gibbard said: “I think it’s an absolutely brilliant resource and it’s been a privilege to be involved from the beginning. And for me that’s what makes a difference – when you bring people together to co-produce something, then you get the real lived experiences from service users, carers, staff, which is how this toolkit evolved.”

This work responds to the ‘Engagement’ category of our community’s Big Ideas for the future of health and care
To download the new NHCP engagement toolkit, visit