Co-producing service changes
Co-production is central to our work of designing and evaluating health and wellbeing services. But what exactly does co-production mean?
People with ‘lived experience’ of a particular condition are often best placed to shape the support and services they and others receive to make a positive difference to their lives.
Co-production is based on a view – backed up by evidence - that it’s better for professionals to design services in equal partnership with people who themselves use health and care services. It means that groups of people get involved at the earliest stages of designing services and in developing and evaluating them. Patients and the public become more than recipients of health and care services: they become active in making changes and ensuring services are effective.