The People and Communities Board was set up by NHS England in 2015 and disbanded in May 2017.
Seven governance boards were established to implement the NHS Five Year Forward View. National Voices chaired the People and Communities Board.
The People and Communities Board existed to:
- Champion the Five Year Forward View vision and commitments and more broadly ensure that person-centred care and community-centred services are embedded in the Five Year Forward View programme.
- Harness the expertise of patients, service users, engaged citizens, the voluntary sector, and other stakeholders, providing a support and challenge function in relation to the delivery of the commitments across the whole of the Five Year Forward View, including those that relate to prevention and new models of care.
The board's two year programme of activities included supporting the new care model vanguards, developing the six principles for engaging people and communities, shaping official guidance, and hosting the innovative People's Transformathon in November 2016. It culminated in the recommendations sent to Simon Stevens in February 2017.