Lincolnshire Co-production Network

Every-One is pleased to facilitate the Lincolnshire Co-production Network that was established as part of Lincolnshire’s Integrated Personal Commissioning Programme.

The Lincolnshire Co-production Network is a friendly group of people with complex health conditions and disabilities, and family members caring for a loved one. Members have direct relevant experience of long-term health conditions and disabilities.

What is co-production? Here, members of the Co-production Network share their views on what co-production means to them.

“What is co-production” VIDEO

What the Group Offers

As a supportive, Critical Friend to the development of personalised approaches in Lincolnshire, we contribute the perspective of people with long term health conditions and disabilities, and ensure people’s voices, ideas and experiences are heard and can be used to shape policy and practice. We do that, for example, by:

  • Contributing to policy and practice documents
  • Supporting the contents and design of public facing information
  • Being an integral part of recruitment processes
  • Support the design and delivery of workforce developmentWe are not:
  • Focussed on one to one informal peer support, which is important, but different from our role
  • Able to co-produce every single piece of work that is to be done. The network will work with commissioners to identify where we both agree we can have the greatest impact.

What is our approach?

In summary, we:

  • offer a strategic, population based, partnership approach with the statutory sector
  • grow our depth of knowledge of Personalised Care and specifically Personal Health Budgets.
  • will focus on specific pieces of work and recognise that we can’t do everything
  • are committed, where relevant, to being active participants in agreed, key strategic meetings
  • will be responsive to requests and proactive in offering our support to co-produce
  • aim to be a small but in-depth knowledge group
  • will act if things are going in the wrong direction, and support to get them back on track. We will challenge when things are going well.
  • will focus on how personalised approaches are implemented

What are our principles?

  • We are committed to working in constructive partnership for the benefit of the whole population of Lincolnshire
  • We respect that members have complex and busy lives and that what they bring to the Network is not only their lived-experience but also a wealth of other knowledge and skills from their lives. We ensure that those experiences are recognised and valued, and all members have something to contribute to coproduction
  • We are working towards a personalised approach that is so well implemented that the work of the network is complete. This will be a mutual judgement based on relevant local evaluative feedback
  • We are committed to working with services to embed relevant feedback from local people.

What have the group done?

  • Care and support planning development e.g. “Planning Live” events; supporting ongoing development of Care & Support Plan template
  • PHB Choices – input and feedback on delivery programme, critique of the approach and the information letter and leaflet
  • IPC leaflet designed and endorsed by Programme Board
  • Created a vision statement for Neighbourhood Teams
  • Presented to NHS England during a site visit by senior leadership team
  • Two members of the network participated in NHS England and peoplehub “Peer Leadership Academy.”
  • Feedback on Neighbourhood Team, “Outcome Framework”
  • Commented on logos designs for Neighbourhood Team
  • Revisited ‘Statement of Purpose’
  • Completed the Reflective Tool for coproduction
  • Participated in interviews for the lead posts for Neighbourhood Teams

You can download our Statement of Purpose here – Statement of Purpose – Updated Jan 18 – Final.pdf

Case Study

This Case Study illustrates some of the work the group have completed and the impact they have had –
Case Study – PCSP co-production – 1 page version for website.pdf

For more information on how you can join the group or work with them, please contact Vicky Thomson on 07955612389 or email