Co-production to inform commissioning: Working Together for Change evaluated in academic journal

02 June 2017

A UK-based research team has published their study into the effects of the 'Working Together for Change' co-production process on patient satisfaction; finding that ‘WTfC can be an impactful starting point for embedding co-production into the commissioning process’. The study was conducted with people living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

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The paper describes Working Together for Change as ‘a structured, clearly defined approach for putting co- production at the heart of strategic commissioning and engaging patients in a dialogue which incorporates their experiences and priorities for change’, and talks about how this approach goes beyond simply consultation to deliver co-production in practice.

The team concluded that ‘WTfC is a co-production process that is acceptable to and beneficial for, patients and healthcare professionals…[that] supported collaborative working, enhanced relationships and was person-centred, resulting in an agreed and prioritised action plan for service commissioning.’

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