by Dr Erin Walker, Patient and Public Involvement Lead at UCLPartners
Co-production is simultaneously an activity, an approach and an ethos which involves members of staff, patients and the public working together, sharing power and responsibility across the entirely of a project.
Last year, INVOLVE published guidance on how to co-produce a research project.
When Gary Hickey, of INVOLVE, presented the guidance at UCLPartners’ Involvement Leads Network meeting, a few of our patient colleagues commented that, while the document itself was excellent, it was not accessible. So we decided to co-produce an infographic based on the guidance.