National Co-production Advisory Group
Who we are
The National Co-production Advisory Group (NCAG) comprises individuals who have experience of using health and social care support; including people who access support, carers, family members and citizens.
Together the group has wide-ranging knowledge and ability, skills to offer organisations and information about how to co-produce, co-design and
By bringing together individuals with experience of care and support, we can work together to challenge organisations to work in a way that reflects what matters most to people.
As individuals, group members also belong to different networks, both voluntary and organisational, which enriches the experience and knowledge we share with the group.
At the forefront of NCAG's work are Equality, Access and Fairness. Additionally we bring determination, passion, team work, respect and pride into our work supporting co-production.
What we do
We work with the Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Partnership to make sure that the programme is fully co-produced with people who use services, carers and citizens.
We have regular meetings every few months to develop action plans, check on progress and share information.
We work with the TLAP central team to make sure they consider people who use services, carers and citizens at every step of their work.
What is Co-production?
There are a number of definitions of co-production. The National
Co-production Advisory Group's definition is:
Co-production is not just a word, it is not just a concept, it is a meeting of minds coming together to find shared solutions.
In practice , co-production involves people who use services being consulted, included and working together from the start to the end of any project that affects them.
When co-production works best, people who use services and carers are valued by organisations as equal partners, can share power and have influence over decisions made.