Accessibility Tools

Co-design and Co-production

— Co-design / Co-production Initiatives

Farr, M., Pithara, C., Sullivan, S., Edwards, H., Hall, W., Gadd, C., Walker, J., Hebden, N., & Horwood, J. 
Pilot implementation of co-designed software for co-production in mental health care planning: a qualitative evaluation of staff perspectives. 
Journal of Mental Health
28(5), 495–504. 
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Background: Mental health policies advocate service user participation in care planning. However, service users often feel they're not fully involved and direct access to users' own electronic care plans in the community can be an obstacle. To address this, an electronic care pathway tool (CPT) was co-designed by service users, staff and software developers, to facilitate co-production of care and crisis plans. 

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