What is co-production?
Co-production is a way of working that involves people who draw on health and care services, carers and communities in equal partnership. Co-production can also be referred to as co-design or co-creation.
Effective co-production engages groups of people at the earliest stages of service design, development and evaluation. Co-production is an important element in the design, development and evaluation of services, policies, research, communications and any projects that involve people.
Co-production acknowledges that people with lived experience of a particular condition or healthcare pathway are often best placed to advise on what support and services will make a positive difference in their lives.