Traditionally, responsibility for designing, delivering and evaluating services had been held solely by those professionals primarily involved in managing and leading services, but any new model of care is greatly enhanced by the contribution of all those involved in development, delivery and receipt of the new services. People who use services, their families, frontline staff, community services that feed into services and support on discharge all bring wisdom, experience and ideas from different perspectives.
The East Midlands New Care Model Co-production forum brings together people who have experience and expertise from all nine forensic providers as well as the people who use these services and their family members, community services, prison services voluntary sector and primary care services. Together we will bring our own experiences of what works well and what could work better. We will hear from all the NCM workstreams and respond with suggestions about what sounds good, what else could be developed and what might have been forgotten.
All of the suggestions and ideas coming from the co-production group will be fed into the relevant workstream and responded to. This process will be open and transparent, underpinned by clear values and all working towards the agreed aims and objectives of the programme.
Dr Julie Repper BA RGN RMN MPhil PGCAP PhD
Programme Director - ImROC (Implementing Recovery through Organisational change)