How to involve and co-produce with patients and communities: Implementing the six principles

National Voices have partnered with the King’s Fund to deliver an event to demonstrate how you can implement the six principles which set out the basis of good person-centred, community-focused care.


Developing a new relationship with patients and communities is key to closing the three gaps identified by the NHS Five Year Forward View: health and wellbeing, quality of care and treatment, finance and efficiency.

The event will bring together national leaders and local innovators from across the country.

The six principles

The six principles for engaging people and communities were developed by the People and Communities Board, one of the Five Year Forward View programme boards, in collaboration with the new care models Vanguard sites.

The six principles aim to give practical support to services as they deliver the Forward View's vision for a new relationship with patients and communities. They require that:

  1. Care and support is person-centred: personalised, coordinated, and empowering
  2. Services are created in partnership with citizens and communities
  3. Focus is on equality and narrowing inequalities
  4. Carers are identified, supported and involved
  5. Voluntary, community and social enterprise and housing sectors are involved as key partners and enablers
  6. Volunteering and social action are recognised as key enablers.

What will you learn?

This conference will show you how to:

  • make a case for co-production and co-design
  • change cultures, working with clinicians and managers and other partners to get them to see the value of proper engagement
  • do co-production that embodies equality, diversity, accessibility and reciprocity
  • engage with patients from vulnerable groups
  • use asset-based community development to build on the skills of patients and communities and use them to transform delivery of care.

View the full programme and list of speakers.

Book your place via the King’s Fund website.

Tue, 1 November 2016
Event time: 
8.30am - 5pm
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Venue name: 
The King's Fund
Street address 1: 
11-13 Cavendish Square
020 7307 2596