What is Involvement?


is a pioneering approach to healthcare engagement. It aims to reach and involve people in decisions relating to health and care, by building more effective patient and public participation.

Midlands and Lancashire CSU is helping build expertise and capability in support of the participation agenda.

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  • Blogs: We welcome blogs covering all aspects of engagement – you can comment on blogs from the Involvement Navigators and our guest bloggers. 
  • Monthly e-newsletter: Keep abreast with the latest engagement news by joining our mailing list or reading the online newsletter.
  • Twitter: Follow us @NHSInvolvement to get the latest updates on the project and join in on our #InvolvementChat
  • Tools and Resources: Upload, rate and comment on examples of best practice e.g. case studies, tools and resources. You can also upload details of venues to share.
  • Involvement Insights: Our team of Navigators publish short guides every week, offering advice on a range of subjects from developing surveys to setting up patient participation groups.
  • Connect and Create: We have explained the various aspects of engagement – many also link through to case studies and guides.
  • Register: By registering online, you have your own Facebook-style profile where you can network with people from the Midlands and East region.
  • Groups: There are groups for each local area plus ‘special interest’ groups – a place to share information and experiences.
  • Pro Forum: If you are a professional or lay expert, you can access the forum to chat with peers about engagement, to source solutions and share experiences.

Our Vision

An England where excellence in healthcare participation is the norm, achieved through a connected regional and national network and developed using innovative approaches. Patient and public voices have a greater influence upon decisions relating to health and care, improving quality of services for all.

Our Mission

To build capacity and capability for effective patient participation, at-scale, across a range of organisations including the NHS and others involved in healthcare, the public sector, voluntary and community organisations and charities.


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