Local residents and patients can feedback on the first-ever Co-production Charter for Health and Social Care in City and Hackney.
Co-production is when organisations work in equal partnership with the people to use services, to design and reshape them. The aim is to create better and more appropriate services by drawing on local knowledge.
Healthwatch Hackney and Healthwatch City drafted the Co-production Charter based on feedback and ideas shared by over 70 residents at a People as Partners: Co-production Conference in July. The conference was an opportunity for local people to set out their vision for co-production and co-produce the principles they want to make it happen.
The charter sets out the rights people can expect from health and social care organisations in Hackney and the City of London for the co-production of health and social care services. It also sets out the responsibilities of people engaged in co-production and expected ways of working when co-producing services.
Healthwatch expects local health and care organisations – such as City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group, Homerton Hospital, Hackney Council, City of London Corporation - to sign-up to the charter and implement its principles. The charter will go to the City Integrated Commissioning Board, Hackney Integrated Commissioning Board, and Hackney and City Health and Social Care Transformation Board for endorsement in October. The boards are made-up of senior leaders from local health and care organisations that are looking at how to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for residents by working together.