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One-year anniversary of co-production charter celebrated

02/07/2018

This week we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the local co-production charter and national co-production week. More than 70 City and Hackney residents co-produced the charter with us at our first local co-production conference in July 2017.

The charter - the first of its kind in England - sets out the principles for how to co-produce health and care locally including involving people from the start in service redesign and valuing them as equal assets. The charter also says people co-producing services must work together with mutual trust and respect, and share information with wider communities.

Co-production means designing, reshaping or delivering services in equal partnership with the people who use them in order to create better services and outcomes.

The co-production charter for health and social care: Hackney and City was endorsed by the main local health and care organisations in late 2017. They include City and Hackney NHS clinical commissioning group, Hackney Council, City of London Corporation, Homerton hospital, East London Foundation Trust and Hackney CVS.

Healthwatch City of London and Healthwatch Hackney Director, Jon Williams said: “It was an amazing achievement to get all the key local health and care organisations to commit to co-production in Hackney and the City.

"We are proud that we worked together with local people to truly co-produce the first-ever Co-Production Charter of this kind in the country. We must continue to make sure co-production is happening in practice and is not a tick-box exercise.”

Read the Co-production Charter here.

Find out more about national Co-production week, 2-6 July, organised by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) here.

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