Co-production: what it is and how it can ensure inclusive practice for service users and staff.

MAKEY, Laura Michelle, WALSH, Claire Louise and SALIH, Ifrah (2022). Co-production: what it is and how it can ensure inclusive practice for service users and staff. Nursing Management.

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Co-production is a process adopted in health, social care, research, policy development and higher education that aims to bring together the skills and experiences of service users and professionals. It has a range of advantages, such as enabling users of a service to have a voice and to equalise power among service users, professionals and leaders. Co-production is continually developing and is often referred to in contemporary health and social care policy. When designed well, co-production can create a variety of advantages for service users, professionals and the wider community. This article demonstrates that co-production can be an effective framework to improve experiences for service users and healthcare staff. It is an empowering process that can happen in varying degrees and can be a key part of nurse managers' practice. The article explores how co-production can be successfully used in a range of healthcare and higher education environments. Ideas about how nurse managers can use co-production to address diversity and inclusion in services are explored.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: management; service development; service improvement; service redesign
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SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2022 13:45
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2023 11:02

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