A range of involvement tools are available. A number of the tools available are listed below under the different involvement levels. When undertaking involvement, it is likely that a range of involvement tools will be used.
Click on the tool below to find out how it works in practice and to also read a case study about how it has been put into practice.
Level of involvement – Co-production
- Consensus building/dialogue
- Formalised involvement on strategic groups
- Future search
- Participatory appraisal
- Participatory strategic planning
- Steering groups
Level of involvement – Co-design
Level of involvement – Engage and consult
- Citizens’ juries
- Consensus conference
- Deliberative mapping
- Deliberative polling
- Democs (Deliberative meetings of citizens)
- Electronic engagement
- Focus group
- One to one interview
- Planning for real
- Policy hack
- Public meetings, roadshows and seminars
- World Café
Level of involvement – Inform and educate
Please note that the inclusion of a certain tool listed should not be seen as an endorsement, nor should the omission of a particular method mean that it is somehow deficient. There are innumerable different methods being used. In addition, new ones are being invented all the time, so no list can ever be comprehensive. If you would like to include a tool, please send details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information has been compiled by the Patient and Client Council and PHA and collated using various sources including The King’s Fund and Southern Health and Social Care Trust toolkit.