Hackney health leaders sign up to co-production
Hackney councillors and local NHS leaders have endorsed the first-ever Co-production Charter for Health and Social Care in Hackney and the City.
We developed the Co-production Charter with over 70 residents at a conference in the summer. 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 Hackney and City Integrated Commissioning Boards signed up to the spirit of co-production as part of its plans to bring together health, social care and public health in the borough. The charter was also endorsed by the Transformation Board that includes representatives from Homerton hospital and East London Foundation Trust.
The charter sets out the principles for the local co-production of health and social care services. The principles include 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.
Hackney Councillor Jonathan McShane, lead for health, wellbeing and devolution, said it was now important to see co-production applied practically to live projects so local people can understand what it is.
Four groups – called care workstreams - will apply the Co-production Charter as they look at how to redesign services better around patients. There are also public representatives in each care workstream to feedback local residents’ concerns. They are Ida Scoullos (unplanned care), Michael Vidal (planned care), Ann Marie Dawkins (children and young people), and Natascha Turner and Stephanie Bierkhandt (prevention).
Organisations that have signed up to the Co-production Charter:
- City of London Corporation
- Hackney Council
- City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group
- Hackney CVS