Author: NHS England and NHS Improvement and Coalition for Personalised Care (formerly Coalition for Collaborative Care)

Resource Type: Guidance & toolkit

Categories: Coproduction

Publishing body: NHS, Umbrella partnership

This Co-Production Model outlines the five values and seven steps to making co-production happen.

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.

You may also be interested to check out our co-production webpage outlining more information about our approach to co-production.

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