Earlier this month NICE issued guidance making recommendations on the design of individual-level interventions aimed at changing the behaviours that can damage people’s health.
The guidance aims to help tackle a range of behaviours linked to health problems and chronic disease including alcohol misuse, poor eating patterns, lack of physical activity, unsafe sexual behaviour and smoking.
The guidance highlights the importance of using a person-centred approach to develop interventions. Recommendation 6 recognises that commissioners should work together with stakeholders including service users and communities to co-produce behaviour change programmes and interventions that are acceptable, practical and sustainable, and based on evidence.
The guidance can be read here.