I recently talked to someone who manages a community group in Harris. They provide services to the community as a voluntary organisation. She asked if they were coproducers as they involve the community in the design, development and evaluation of their services. As far as I can see CoProduction relates exclusively to statutory services....is this the way it should be?
Looking forward to attending these events with Governance International and the Joint Improvement Team this week and hearing how practitioners are putting co-production into action in their areas.
For more information on the Joint Improvement Team's work on co-production visit http://www.jitscotland.org.uk/
As part of the Meeting the Shared Challenge national capacity building programme for community-led health, a series of case studies were produced in 2009 by Peter Taylor which highlight strategic approaches to community-led health improvement. It contains a set of learning points from the programme which will be useful for practitioners embedding co-production into practice.