Author: Lucy England

Co-production of research

Towards co-production in research with communities This review takes a cross-cutting perspective, aiming to advance the theory and practice of coproduction in research with communities. https://connected-communities.org/index.php/project_resources/towards-co-production-in-research-with-communities/ Nature: co-production of research A series of articles from a special issue of Nature From people with HIV selecting which trials get funded to smallholder farmers guiding weather monitoring, the people affected by research are increasingly getting involved in it. They are shaping how projects are conceived, supported, done, reviewed, […]

Effective Practitioner–Scholar Relationships: Lessons from a Coproduction Partnership (paper)

A Public Administration Review article presenting a continuum of possible coproduction arrangements between scholars and practitioners and suggests that greater engagement is necessary to bridge the commonly cited problems that create the gap between research and practice. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/puar.12481

Co-Creation and Co-Production in the United Kingdom – A Rapid Evidence Assessment (paper)

A Rapid Evidence Assessment seeking to arrive at an updated synthesis of the co-creation and co-production evidence base in the United Kingdom. https://www.mmuperu.co.uk/publications/co-creation-and-co-production-in-the-united-kingdom-a-rapid-evidence-assess

Health and care research

Some of the work and research done by NIHR Involve, a national advisory group which is part of, and funded by, the NIHR. It supports active public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research. They develop capacity and capability for public involvement in research providing advice and a range of resources to support researchers and the public involved in research. https://www.invo.org.uk/posttypepublication/national-standards-for-public-involvement/ Plus work specific to Wales: https://www.invo.org.uk/communities/invodirect-org/involving-people-national-institute-for-social-care-and-health-research-clinical-research-centre-nischr-crc/ And their evidence library: https://www.invo.org.uk/resource-centre/libraries/evidence-library/  

Community-led Action Research

This is the SCDC’s primer and work on community-led Action Research. Community-led research is as researched that is “defined, undertaken, analysed and evidenced by members of the community themselves”, while Action Research “is about using research tools and methods appropriate to engaging with the community concerned. Example methodologies would include drawings, photography, video diaries; drop in sessions and story dialogue; these methods being used in conjunction with or instead of traditional methods such as questionnaires.” Read more: […]

The future of commissioning (and more) from Collaborate

Collaborate has lots of work and information on commissioning, including thinking and research on what actually it takes to adopt complexity-informed funding and commissioning approaches in practice. https://collaboratecic.com/the-future-of-funding-and-commissioning-1227a35cb329 https://collaboratecic.com/building-a-commissioning-in-complexity-community-of-practice-fe2358fe204c https://collaboratecic.com/a-whole-new-world-funding-and-commissioning-in-complexity-12b6bdc2abd8 https://collaboratecic.com/exploring-the-new-world-practical-insights-for-funding-commissioning-and-managing-in-complexity-20a0c53b89aa http://www.betterway.network/toby-lowe-complexity-demands-collaboration/  

National Commissioning Board Wales (social care)

This board was established with the broad purpose of improving the quality of commissioning in Wales and developing effective practice in relation to integrated commissioning between local authorities and local health boards. It publishes various toolkits and guidance: https://www.wlga.gov.uk/national-commissioning-board-wales  

The Preston model

Preston in Lancashire has managed to fight off the fallout of the financial crisis and austerity measures with a model of community wealth building that is relevant throughout the UK. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/14/poverty-was-entrenched-in-preston-so-we-became-more-self-sufficient https://www.centreforpublicimpact.org/case-study/the-preston-model-of-community-wealth-building-in-the-uk

New approaches to health (Well Doncaster)

Well Doncaster’s holistic approach to health looks beyond clinical care and tackling unhealthy behaviours. The organisation is a part of a national program of work by Public Health England and Manchester University in response to the Due North report’s findings around the health inequalities between the North and the South of England. The team’s interview with Ideas Hub gives lots of tidbits and advice that will help other organisations looking to create something similar or work in the […]

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