National Co-Production Week returned for a seventh year in 2022, taking place 4 - 9 July.

Co-production is a way of working that involves people who use health and care services, carers and communities in equal partnership. This enables us to learn from lived experience, think differently, and challenge current ways of working – it maintains a truly person-centred perspective, and is often where the real transformation happens.

National #CoProWeek, hosted by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), celebrated the benefits of co-production, and promoted the contribution that the people who use services and carers can make in developing better public services. The theme for this year was the impact of co-production.

We took part in this year's #CoProWeek by encouraging colleagues across health and care in north Cumbria to get involved, and think about how they might take more action to engage with the people who use our services.

Throughout the week we shared opportunities for learning through virtual training sessions, tools, resources, and inspiring stories. Whilst #CoProWeek 2022 has ended, there are still lots of great opportunities to learn and develop your skills - please see below for just a few of these.

And remember, we would still love to hear from you if you have a co-production project, work, or success to celebrate and share – please get in touch with us anytime at 

Upcoming events:

Leadership for Co-Production

8 September 2022 │ 2:00pm – 3:00pm │ Virtual: Microsoft Teams

A short, virtual workshop to inspire managers to build their confidence and capability around driving patient-led service improvements.

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Tools for Co-Production: Bitesize

14 September 2022 │ 2:00pm – 3:00pm │ Virtual: Microsoft Teams

A short, virtual workshop to get to know the key tools needed to start to build effective relationships with partners and service users for better patient outcomes.

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Learning from lived experience and case studies

Learning from lived experience and case studies is a fantastic way for us to gain insight into the experiences, successes, and challenges faced by others. Here are the stories we shared during #CoProWeek:

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