The Scottish Co-production network was formed as an informal network in 2010, co-facilitated and chaired by Scottish Community Development Centre and NHS Tayside on a voluntary basis. It came into being as a result of contact established between the New Economics Foundation (nef) and NHS Tayside as part of their work around the Health Equity Strategy: Communities in Control and through the Meeting the Shared Challenge programme led by Scottish Community Development Centre.
The network is a response to the growing interest in co-production across several sectors in Scotland. It is currently supported by Scottish Government Joint Improvement team to be developed in 2012-13.
“On a simple level co-production is about involving people in the delivery of public services, helping to change their relationship with services from dependency to genuinely taking control.”
- ‘Communities in Control’, NHS Tayside Health Equity Strategy