Author: NHS England and NHS Improvement and Coalition for Personalised Care (formerly Coalition for Collaborative Care)
Resource Type: Guidance & toolkit
Publishing body: NHS, Umbrella partnership
What is co-production?
Co-production is a way of working that involves people who use health and care services, carers and communities in equal partnership; and which engages groups of people at the earliest stages of service design, development and evaluation. Co-production acknowledges that people with ‘lived experience’ of a particular condition are often best placed to advise on what support and services will make a positive difference to their lives. Done well, co-production helps to ground discussions in reality, and to maintain a person-centred perspective.
Co-production is part of a range of approaches that includes citizen involvement, participation, engagement and consultation. It is a cornerstone of self-care, of person-centred care and of health-coaching approaches.