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Co-producing research into the views and experiences of people who use services:- What approaches have been shown to work in supporting the co-production of research for the purposes of service improvement with people who use services?

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Why this is important:- Co-production is a key concept in the development of public services (Co-production in social care: what it is and how to do it, Social Care Institute for Excellence [SCIE]), and there are many examples in practice that highlight how individuals and communities can positively shape the way that services are designed, commissioned and delivered (Co-production in commissioning, Think Local Act Personal 2015). Co-produced research on the views and experiences of people who use
services is a potential means of improving services. Co-producing all stages of the research process with people who use services is an important principle, which may signpost pertinent issues and questions that would have otherwise been neglected. However, there is little published evidence about how to put the principle of co-production into practice in research, although it appears that there may be good practice occurring within the sector.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
People's experience in adult social care services: improving the experience of care and support for people using adult social care services
Date issued
February 2018

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 28/02/2018