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Personalised Care Strategic Co-production Group

What does the group do and who is involved?

The Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) Personalised Care Strategic Co-production Group has been formed so that people with lived experience (carers and patients) of health and social care across BLMK can work in partnership with senior leaders to co-design and create change that works for our local Integrated Care system (ICS).

The Co-production Group is a small inclusive group of local people across BLMK. The group take time for each other to develop an understanding of the issues they discuss at the meetings. The group make decisions and work on changes that they think are important to the people of BLMK regarding personalised care.

What is personalised care?

Personalised care means people have choice and control over the way their care is planned and delivered. It is based on ‘what matters’ to them and their individual strengths and needs. Please look at this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXOd-7rn6so for more information

What is strategic co-production?

Strategic co-production is one of the key enablers of personalised care. It ensures that the voice of people with lived experience is integral to the development and delivery of personalised care, modelling the ‘shift in relationship’ and supporting the necessary culture change.

How often are the co-production meetings and where are they held?

The meetings are held in an accessible central venue in Flitwick Football Centre, Ampthill Road Flitwick MK45 1BA. Mileage and transport costs reimbursed and refreshments provided. However during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have met mostly online via the online ‘Teams’ app. If members are unable to attend the whole or every meeting, they inform the group facilitator who is a member of the group.

The discussions are wide ranging depending on the current interests, concerns and projects undertaken by the group. Speakers are invited to meet with the group on a regular basis. Meetings usually take place between 10.30- 2.30 pm on the second Monday of each month

What has the group achieved?

Please click here to download a PowerPoint to see what the group has achieved.

Who do I contact to find out more information?

If you are interested in finding out more and joining the group please contact Rebecca Head of Personal Health budgets for Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes: [email protected]

Are there any courses about co-production and personalised care?

Yes, please click here to download the Directory of Personalised Care leaflet.

If you would like to learn about personalised care please take this new free (time limited) four step online course Personalised Care: Peer Leadership Foundation – Step One. Learn what personalised care is and how the whole population can benefit https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/peer-leadership-foundation-step-1

A new free national Leadership for Personalised care course started in November 2020. This been set up by NHS Leadership Academy with the Personalised Care Group in NHS England. The programme is open to leaders at all levels inside and outside the NHS, including citizens and voluntary sector leaders.  The four free online modules are made up of online master classes, resources and action learning sets. To view the YouTube modules please see here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVFjbkiuZjY&list=PLn_C8hw2ZkpTpa0awVcW654v32QxXZYlm&index=1