Join the Academy for our twitter chat on co-production in health and social care as part of Co-production Week Scotland.
Monday 27th November marks the beginning of Co-production Week 2017, which brings together people from across Scotland for a series of events and discussions on how to ensure co-production is a reality. This year’s theme is ‘Power’, and the organisers of the week Scottish Co-production Network (this link will take you away from our website) are asking:
- How can we address power imbalance through co-production?
- What are the barriers that inequality of power brings?
- How do we ensure power is shared equally?
The Academy will be exploring Power in a Twitter Chat on Monday 27th of November from 2-3pm taking place during Co-production week itself. Join us on Twitter at @HandSCAcademy (this link will take you away from our website) using the #coproweekscot (this link will take you away from our website) to share your views on how we can strengthen co-production in health and social care.
One of the Health and Social Care Academy’s Five Provocations for the Future of Health and Social Care is ‘ceding power’, which highlights the need for a shift in the balance of power between individuals and communities and statutory services. Through services embracing shared decision making it allows the focus to be on what matters to the individual and for the individual to lead the design and delivery of the service they are accessing. In order for people to feel confident about playing this role it is vital that they are empowered and have the skills and tools to make this a reality.
The Academy will be publishing a series of blogs in the run up to Co-production week, which look at the power dynamic from a variety of different perspectives.