Working towards People Powered Health – Nesta – November 2012

Posted on November 20, 2012. Filed under: Patient Participation | Tags: |

Working towards People Powered Health – Nesta – November 2012

“People Powered Health is about creating a healthcare system in which clinicians and patients collaborate to enable people to live better with their conditions. We know that ‘co-production’ is challenging for both professionals and for patients.

This resource focuses on the challenges for professionals and, in particular, how workforce culture needs to change to enable co-production to move from the margins to the mainstream. We asked a range of experts – clinical, academic, policy as well as commissioners and service providers – to write down their ideas about the relationship between co-production and workforce culture. We were interested in the extent to which they thought culture is a barrier and what can be done about it. The responses are an interesting snapshot of the perspectives of experienced professionals working in and around co-production and health. Some focus on incentive structures, such as recruitment, training and appraisal systems, while others focus on less tangible changes to professional practice, culture and behaviour.”

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