Health and Care
Monday 07 December 2020
In November 2020 we invited people to join us and Co-Production Collective to discuss living our values in the real world, exploring whether genuine coproduction in health and care research was possible.
We were thrilled that 37 people attended the event and together we considered a number of questions that were drafted through conversation with attendees in advance of the event.
At the end of the event we agreed with those present to have a go at putting together something that might act as a manifesto, and / or a set of standards that could act as a guidance to support coproduction in health and care research.
We said we would share this for further discussion along with the information captured on Mural boards in each breakout group – so here goes.
Draft coproduction in health and care research – manifesto
We would love to know your comments and feedback on the draft manifesto. Is something missing? Do they make sense? Are some more important than others? Should they be numbered? – please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or directly comment on the Google doc here.
We would also really appreciate your thoughts about where we might share it more widely and whether further work to develop some standards would be a good idea?
For our part, in the next few months Traverse will be calling ourselves to action. We will be establishing a lived experience advisory panel to help us:
We will be working with the group to understand what the journey of change is and what success looks like when we get there so we can meaningfully and truthfully embed coproduction in our own practice.
Co-Production Collective continue to work hard on challenging the status quo, advocating for more authentic co-production (not faux-production!). As a co-production community we have been providing co-production support and training to various organisations and working in partnership with funders and other groups to plan some upcoming events. We also always take time to challenge ourselves, in particular in relation to making sure that we are engaging and working with a diverse group of people.
As both Traverse and Co-Production Collective we would like to report back on how we’re getting on and to host a follow up event to keep up the momentum for how we can support coproduction in health and care research. We would love for you to join us, please save this date: Thursday May 20th – this will be exactly 6 months from the initial event and feels like a suitable time to check back in.