I’m really pleased to be re-blogging this piece written by Shahana Ramsden who is the Senior lead for co-production at the Coalition for Collaborative Care. http://coalitionforcollaborativecare.org.uk
I am member of the co-production group which is made up of a wide range of people with Long Term Conditions(LTCS) and carers of people who have LTCs. The main assets of the group, who all have many skills and expertise, is the passion each individual has to make a difference in health and social care which is the reason that drives me.
I learn something new from each individual every time we meet or work together but must say that I have benefitted the most from Shahana’s lead, direction and diplomacy. Thank you Shahana- it is a pleasure to re-blog your piece on co-production here.
Shahana Ramsden blogs for us today on her 5 ingredients for co-production. She is the Senior Co-Production Lead NHS England and the Coalition for Collaborative Care (Co4CC). Shahana’s 29 year career includes supporting co-production with people who use services and carers and leading equalities programmes. Prior to her role with NHS England and Co4CC, Shahana worked as a Patient and Public Voice Manager for NHS England’s Patient Online programme. Shahana has been recognised by the Health Service Journal as a BME pioneer and was highlighted as one of 100 virtual change activists for Health and Social Care through NHS IQ (The Edge).
Working in Co-production with patients, people who use services and carers can be simultaneously simple and complex. It is messy, not linear. When it works well we have to prepared for a change in culture so that we avoid fitting people into boxes and are prepared to position the organisation…
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