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 goodperson-centred, community-focused care.


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

Carol Munt, Patient Leader
The impact and value of involvement and co-production

Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive, National Voices and Chair, People and Communities Board
Six principles for engaging people and communities: putting them into practice

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

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

Jane McGrath, Director, West London Collaborative
Shifting cultures and challenging power imbalance in NHS trusts

David Jones, Head, Involvement and Shared Practice, Diabetes UK​
Mike Churchill, Patient Leader
Patient Leadership in the real world: learning from working in partnership with CCGs and patient leaders

Session three: Breakouts

Emma Whitby, Chief Executive, Healthwatch Islington
Elizabeth Stimson, Engagement Lead, Islington NHS Clinical Commissioning Group
Working with the voluntary sector and vulnerable groups to improve access

Gosia Kwiatkowska, Research Centre Manager, University of East London
Working with patients to develop tools and techniques to put them at the centre of their health and care

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

Ruby Smith, Head of Co-design and Improvement , South Yorkshire Housing Association
Age Better: Patients at the heart of co-designing services

Kate Bowgett, Director of Advocacy, Groundswell
Gerry Dickson, Peer Advocacy Caseworker, Groundswell
Building relationships with users and volunteers

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

Dr Neil Churchill, Director of Patient Experience, NHS England
Working in partnership with patients to provide consistent solutions for quality improvement

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