A guide, part of a series aimed at researchers, service providers and commissioners who are keen to learn about co-production and how to use it in their research has just been published by NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Kent, Surrey and Sussex (ARC KSS).

Co-production case studies: A retrospective review of case studies carried out within ARC KSS, has been produced by the ARC KSS Co-production team, and includes examples of real ARC KSS case studies.

The guide builds on an earlier version showcasing clear and succinct case studies utilising aspects of co-production and co-design. It is aimed at anyone interested in a participatory approach, whether that be, research, service design or service evaluation, provides a learning platform that will support an individual's own co-production journey, with the hope of inspiring innovative approaches and ways to adapt to their own settings.

Dr Nadia Brookes, ARC KSS Theme Lead for Co-production, said:

"The Co-production Theme intends to undertake a comprehensive programme of work to explore co-production approaches across several ARC KSS projects. The programme of work intends to move beyond description of individual projects to develop a better understanding of how best to support co-production mechanisms/processes and measure outcomes of co-production. This guide is a stock-take of what has already happened across the ARC."


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