How to involve and co-produce with patients and communities

Implementing the six principles
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About this event

Bringing together national leaders and local innovations from across the country, this event demonstrated how you can implement the six principles which set out the basis of good person-centred, community-focused care.


Session one: The importance of good engagement with patients and communities

The impact and value of involvement and co-production

  • Carol Munt, Patient Leader

Six principles for engaging people and communities: putting them into practice

  • Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive, National Voices and Chair, People and Communities Board

Embedding co-production into the day-to-day working of your organisation

  • Catherine Wilton, Director, Coalition for Collaborative Care
  • Christine Morgan, Patient expert, Co-production group, Coalition for Collaborative Care and Board member, People and Communities Board

Session two: Making the case for a new relationship with patients and communities

Shifting cultures and challenging power imbalance in NHS trusts

  • Jane McGrath, Director, West London Collaborative

Patient Leadership in the real world: learning from working in partnership with CCGs and patient leaders

  • David Jones, Head, Involvement and Shared Practice, Diabetes UK​
  • Mike Churchill, Patient Leader

Session three: Breakouts

Working with the voluntary sector and vulnerable groups to improve access

  • Emma Whitby, Chief Executive, Healthwatch Islington
  • Elizabeth Stimson, Engagement Lead, Islington NHS Clinical Commissioning Group

Working with patients to develop tools and techniques to put them at the centre of their health and care

  • Gosia Kwiatkowska, Research Centre Manager, University of East London

Ensuring equality, diversity, accessibility and reciprocity in co-production

  • Pete Fleischmann, Head of Co-production, Social Care Institute for Excellence
  • June Sadd, Peer Researcher, Equalities Trainer and Member of SCIE’s Co-production Steering Group

Age Better: Patients at the heart of co-designing services

  • Ruby Smith, Head of Co-design and Improvement , South Yorkshire Housing Association

Building relationships with users and volunteers

  • Kate Bowgett, Director of Advocacy, Groundswell
  • Gerry Dickson, Peer Advocacy Caseworker, Groundswell

Session four: Supporting and incentivising good practice in involvement and co-production

Working in partnership with patients to provide consistent solutions for quality improvement

  • Dr Neil Churchill, Director of Patient Experience, NHS England

Sponsors and exhibitors




NHS England

NHS England

General Medical Council

General Medical council