What is co-production?   The clue is in the name – it means working together to jointly produce something.

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Lorraine: One of our aims in hosting this blog is to take a ‘warts and all’ approach to discussions. In order to do this one of the things we need to do is to take an objective look at the challenges faced by those trying to adopt coproduction – this week’s blog fits the bill perfectly and we look forward to a lively debate!

Dr Jenny Morris has written many books about both feminism and disability. Prior to retiring in 2010 she worked on disability policy for 25 years, including leading the Labour government’s Independent Living Strategy and working on the Right to Control. She writes a blog at jennymorrisnet.blogspot.co.uk. Here is her blog on co-production.IMG_0283

Most initiatives which use the term in the context of health and social care in the UK are not co-producing anything. But here’s an example from 1996, in fact before the term was adopted…

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