Troubador Healthcare Co-Production

Released: 09/07/2018

eISBN: 9781789011814

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Healthcare Co-Production

A Personal Overview


Today’s NHS and healthcare managers must tackle increasingly complex challenges with very limited resources. In order to create and implement the best solutions possible, they need to work effectively with each other, with their staff, with their patients and with their community.

20th Century consultation methods aren’t designed to work constructively with public concerns that appear with tremendous force overnight on social media. Co-production is touted as being a solution, but what does it mean in practice?

Through her journey from hospital services campaigner to County Councillor sitting on Cumbria’s Health Scrutiny Committee, Rebecca Hanson has had a unique insight into the creation of healthcare co-production in West Cumbria. In this quick and easy read, she describes precisely how and why co-production is working to generate better decisions and improve stakeholder engagement.

What are community co-production groups? How are they managed? What else is needed? How can situations where communities have lost confidence in their healthcare leaders be turned around? All these questions and more are addressed head on in this 60 minute read.

Rebecca’s razor sharp ability to narrate what’s going on has been honed by her career working in the co-production of teacher training. She has also been a Digital Champion for the Royal Society of Arts, where she contributed her expertise on moderating discussion forums in ways that nurture expansive learning to the debate on 21st century enlightenment.

'Healthcare Co-Production - A Personal Overview' was published in June 2018.

Rebecca is currently planning a series of 4 short books for primary teachers on how to teach primary mathematics which are due for publication in 2019.

With the brevity and consequential logic of the mathematician she is, Rebecca Hanson outlines the concept of Healthcare Co-Production as a model enabling stakeholders - above all, the public - to play a positive role in future delivery of vital services. Though committed to the benefits of moving away from the traditional situation of reaction to top-down decisions, she is not afraid to draw attention to practical difficulties encountered on the journey. This little book carries conviction.

by Andy Connell


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Rebecca Hanson MA(Cantab.), MEd, FRSA

Rebecca Hanson MA(Cantab.), MEd, FRSA owns and runs Authentic Maths, which provides primary mathematics Inset. She is also the Liberal Democrat Cumbrian County Councillor for Cockermouth North.

Rebecca has published articles and reports on mathematics education, regulation policy, nuclear and healthcare issues. As a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Rebecca has previously served as a Digital Champion, focusing on the role of discussion forums in 21st Century Enlightenment.

Rebecca was the Liberal Democrat Candidate in the 2017 Copeland by-election.

Some of Rebecca's work is published under her previous name - Rebecca Teasdale.

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