Seminar: Co-production and public service reform 2017 This ‘What Works Scotland’ seminar looked at the role of co-production, its role in reforming public services and how co-production can best be used to help develop sustainable and effective public services. It was held as part of Co-production Week Scotland 2017. Presentations included: Removing Obstacles to User and Community Co-production Elke Loeffler, Governance International Spreading Co-production: Lessons From Operation Modulus Dr Richard Brunner, What Works Scotland Co-producing […]
The dark side of coproduction: do the costs outweigh the benefits for health research? (Oliver, K., Kothari, A., & Mays, N., 2019) “Coproduction is an exciting approach to research that can generate truly novel, unexpected outputs. However, it takes investment, skills, time and courtesy. Engaging stakeholders should be done for the right reasons and in the right way…” Research organisations and funders need to consider: 1. How to create (co-create) and support the infrastructure and […]
The Carnegie Trust “As public services face increasing challenges in the face of economic, social and demographic pressures how do we improve lives effectively? Evidence informed policy and practice will be key. Stimulated by debates at a roundtable discussion with senior stakeholders from academia, the third sector and government this paper examines the particular public policy context in Scotland and implications for evidence use and generation. It argues that cross sectoral stakeholders in Scotland have […]
“Co-production of evidence is a process by which evidence is generated by the equal and reciprocal participation in research activities by academic and other partners. This briefing paper teases out the challenges and opportunities around co-producing evidence appropriate to participatory social policy and practice, and increasing people’s control within communities and services.” The Carnegie Trust’s Evidence into Policy and Practice work explores how jurisdictions, sectors, people and professionals, can work together to produce and use evidence […]
In this report Carnegie Fellow Professor Mark Shucksmith argues that to make an impact on social policy universities must work more closely with civil society. The report: explores the different approaches of both sectors to knowledge and evidence; investigates the obstacles and challenges to collaboration; highlights examples of successful interactions; and makes a series of recommendations to those in the third sector, academia and the research funding councils as to how more positive collaboration can […]
Choosing the correct impact data to collect can often be a confusing hurdle for charities faced with the constraints of limited resources. In September 2015 we hosted an event to try and demystify this topic, and to help attendees understand the best to approach impact data collection. This short briefing summarises advice from the speakers on the day, and draws on the experience of those in attendance. The main themes discussed were: the different types of impact […]
An examination of how a devolved private care system creates a much more positive environment for those in its care. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/266160131_Organizational_innovation_and_integrated_care_Lessons_from_Buurtzorg PLEASE NOTE – this link provides an abstract of the relevant article. It is readily available to purchase from multiple outlets online.
Co-production for feasibility and pilot RCT’s: learning outcomes for community partners, service users and the research team.
An exploration of evaluating co-production using Randomised Controlled Trials – RCT. https://researchinvolvement.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40900-018-0116-0
Janet Grauberg is an organisational learning consultant working in children’s services. In this article she explains why we should use Action Learning to embed evidence-informed practice. https://www.alliance4usefulevidence.org/encouraging-evidence-informed-practice-through-action-learning/
A research paper examining correlates of co-production across 5 countries over 3 key public policy areas – health, public safety and the environment. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10967494.2013.796260