EPUT to host first co-production conference

Health / Sat 26th Aug 2023 at 10:03am

ESSEX Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) is to host its first co-production conference in October.

The Trust’s Co-Production Champions Network and Patient Experience team will host the conference on Monday 23 October to showcase how people with lived experience are helping to co-design the services we provide.

EPUT provides community health, mental health and learning disability services to support more than 3.2 million people living across Essex, Luton, Bedfordshire and Suffolk.

The Trust has more than 100 lived experience ambassadors, including new co-production champions, who play a vital role in helping to shape services and make decisions to ensure we deliver care that best meets the needs of our patients. EPUT also has numerous active patient forums, involving people who have used our services, as well as their families and carers.

Co-production lead Mark Dale said: “We are committed to actively involving people with lived experience to ensure patients and service users are at the heart of everything we do.

“They are supporting us at every level, including sitting on interview panels, working on projects, improving our services, delivering training, supporting service users and staff, and volunteering as a governor.

“This is just a small snapshot of their valuable contribution to our Trust and the conference aims to show how empowering and important their work is. Join us 

to hear more about their work and find out more about opportunities available for people with lived experience at EPUT.”

The conference will be held at Hamptons Sports and Leisure, Beehive Lane in Great Baddow CM2 9FH.

The event is open to people with lived experience and members of the public who already volunteer at EPUT or would like to know more about our co-production projects and opportunities. It is also open to partners and organisations from the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.

Anyone interested in coming along should reserve their free place on Eventbrite.

For more information, please email EPUT’s Patient Experience team on [email protected]

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