Many people who use health and care services have an ambition, based on their experience, to improve the design and delivery of health and care. There is consensus that designing effective and sustainable solutions requires working collaboratively.
In 2020, Q and National Voices are collaborating on a co-design project aimed at developing stronger mechanisms for connecting and supporting service users and patients involved in improvement. Led by National Voices, this project will seek to understand more about what’s happening, what’s needed and where there’s opportunity for achieving more through connecting with each other. This work will surface and connect current learning, practice and people in this area across the UK and Ireland and co-develop ideas for convening and boosting impact.
Through this, we’re looking to create a diverse and inclusive community of people who want to improve health and care based on their experience as service users or carers and provide a platform to listen to the needs and ambitions of people who use services with a focus on how unequal these experiences can be.
On 31 January National Voices are holding a webinar to introduce the work and explain how you can get involved.
This is the first of several opportunities to be involved over the next year, so if you can’t join this webinar there will be plenty of future opportunities to participate.