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Come and co-create!

By Lizzie, on 14 November 2019

We have not one, not two, but three whole co-creation sessions coming up in the next few months and we want you to come and join us!

Our co-creation sessions bring people together from all walks of life – patient, researcher, practitioner, interested community member, carer, co-pro novice or co-pro expert – to help us develop the UCL Centre for Co-Production in Health Research. We spend the afternoon talking, listening, learning and reflecting about particular aspects of co-production or the Centre’s activity, to make sure we’re building a Centre which works for everyone. The sessions are guided by our principles we live by and you can find out more about what it’s like to attend one in Lizzie and Susan’s blog.

We can promise a thought-provoking, inclusive and open afternoon. But don’t just take our word for it! We ask our co-creators what they got out of joining a session, and these are some of the things they told us:

“I learnt a lot about other people and co-production”

“I feel less worried about co-pro being ‘perfect’ all of the time – it’s an iterative process”

“I feel more confident to voice my opinion”

“Lots to think about! Especially power and feeling connected and engaging people”

So what’s coming up?

We’re at a crucial point in the development of the Centre so our next few sessions will be thinking about our future as a community. We’ll be thinking through questions like:

  • What difference is – or could – co-production make for you, and what’s getting in the way?
  • Why do you want to be part of the Centre?
  • What do you need in your co-production journey, and how could the Centre provide it?
  • What would a network of co-producers look like?

And, of course, through this thinking, we’ll be helping each other learn, connect and spark ideas.

Light Bulb by Rabee Balakrishnan from the Noun Project

OK, I’m in! When can I come along?

Our next three co-creation sessions are below:

Wednesday 27th November, 1.30-4.30pm (London near Finchley Road Station)

Thursday 12th December, 1.30-4.30pm (London near Angel Station)

Thursday 16th January, 1.30-4.30pm (London near Angel Station)

To sign up, please email Susan and the team at coproduction@ucl.ac.uk with which date(s) you’d like to join. Please put RSVP in the subject line.

More details about the sessions will be sent nearer the time, once you’ve registered. Please note that places are limited, but we’ll do our best to fit everyone in.

Looking forward to co-creating with you soon!


One Response to “Come and co-create!”

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    Waldo Roeg wrote on 15 November 2019:

    Fantastic opportunity to learn about Coproduction something we all aspire to but often fail at doing properly

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