An online resource, called the “Co-Production in Commissioning Tool”, has been made available via the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).
This toolkit presents the work of Think Local, Act Personal (TLAP) – and partners – towards improving the awareness, understanding and prevalence of co-production. Co-production is the process of involvement and engagement whereby service users and communities have greater influence in the commissioning process.
The National Co-production Advisory Group’s definition of co-production involves:
“ …a meeting of minds coming together to find shared solutions…(where) people who use services and carers are valued by organisations as equal partners who can share power and have influence over decisions made”.
Bennett, S. (2015). People not process: co-production in commissioning. London: Department of Health, June 24th 2015.
This relates to:
People Not Process – Co-Production in Commissioning. London [Online]: Think Local, Act Personal (TLAP) [Hosted by Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)], June 2015.
The resource was researched and developed for TLAP by the New Economics Foundation (NEF), Jo Kidd Consultancy and Tricia Nicoll Consulting.
Possibly also of interest, concerning the Realising the Value Programme:
Realising the value of engaging people in their own health and care – Pritti Mehta. London [Online]: NHS England, May 12th 2015.