The Community Care Collaborative CIC (CCC) is a social enterprise that is working to redesign the way primary care is delivered in Wrexham. It was set up by Dr Karen Sankey, an experienced GP who came to the realisation that many of the patients she saw daily did not need her medical help. She regularly had days seeing patients without having to take her stethoscope out of her bag. Karen realised that what many patients […]
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Check out this interesting video from Dr. Daisy Fancourt on how patients can be treated as whole people, and all their needs be addressed – through the radical idea of prescribing arts and activities… https://www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/arts-should-be-available-on-prescription/p064lnfp
Slay, J., Robinson, B. (2011). In This Together – Building Knowledge About Co-Production. NEF/NESTA. https://neweconomics.org/uploads/files/b3d00daf74d4c4411b_k1m6ibw57.pdf A NEF Report detailing the design and delivery of several co-production projects. A series of case studies and personal testimonies of how co-production has had a transformative effect across a range of sectors. The report draws out the practical processes and behaviours that co-production practitioners used and adapted to successfully co-produce the design and delivery of services. This includes asset […]
Designed by patients: the mental health centre saving the NHS £300,000 a year Guardian article on the Gellinudd Recovery Centre where patients have a say in everything from policy to the decor. Follow this link to the full article.
The Good Help Award was launched in February 2018 as part of the release of the Nesta and Osca publication Good and bad help: how purpose and confidence transforms lives. This publication explores the difference between ‘good help’ – that supports people to feel hopeful, identify their own goals and confidently take action – and ‘bad help’ – that undermines people’s confidence, and creates dependency and inaction. Although ‘good help’ is well evidenced and core to how many organisations support people […]
It’s a busy time for pharmacies. Many of us are turning to pharmacies for something to fight off seasonal sniffles, or to help with New Year’s resolutions, like losing weight or quitting smoking. But it’s also an interesting time for the community pharmacy landscape in general, with debates currently underway about the future role of pharmacies and how they link to other health services. “It’s more important than ever that pharmacy users are heard and involved along […]
A scheme to introduce hen keeping to the elderly is turning out to have a miraculous effect on their wellbeing by reducing isolation and depression. An interesting light touch approach to older men’s loneliness, HenPower encourages and facilitates poultry keeping alongside a range of other hen-based social activities including art, dance and singing. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/11198410/Chickens-helping-the-elderly-tackle-loneliness.html Watch the video below [7’37]
Co-production in mental health: A literature review This new economics foundtaion (nef) report was commissioned by Mind, the mental health charity. nef and Mind would like this report to trigger a wider conversation about the current levels of co-production in mental health services in the UK. View the report on the nef website here. Recovery Colleges These can revolutionise mental health services and help people to fulfil their potential. Read the full report at ImROC.