What is co-production?

There is no single-definition or formula for co-production. Below are some definitions of co-production:

"a way of working wherby citizens and decision-makers, or people who use services, family carers and service providers work together to create a decision or service which works for all of them. (SCIE)

"an equal relationship between people who use services and the people responsible for services. They work together from design to delivery, sharing strategic design-making about policies as well as decisions about the best way to deliver services." (Think Local Act Personal)".

"Co-production is a way of working that involves people who use health and care services, carers and communities in equal parternship: 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 dicussions in reality, and to maintain a person-centered perspective." (Coalition for Collaborative Care/ NHS England).



Co-production in South East London

The NHS South East London Clinical Commisioning Group commissioned dasl to work with people with lived experience across the 6 boroughs of South East London to enable them to understand the aims of personalised care and building a co-production network.

Contact the Community Development Service: