As a colleague at Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership (NHCP), you will be focused on engaging people in decisions about our local health and care services.

Engaging and involving patients, service users, staff, volunteers, members of the general public and other stakeholders is a fundamental part of how we work. This online guide is designed to help you understand and lead engagement activities effectively and productively, with the support of the NHCP communications and engagement team. It has been created by a wide variety of community members, in collaboration with the team.

Together, through our experiences of being part of it, we have defined the most productive ways of engaging our community. These have been developed by listening, involving and co-producing – to make sure it is useful for everyone.