Effective Lay Partner Report 2016-17

Co-production and collaboration in the health and care sector are increasingly recognised as important and challenging. While efforts have been made to prepare staff for these new ways of working, less has been done to develop patients and carers to play their part as lay partners.  With this need in mind, the London Leadership Academy and Lis Paice designed ‘The Effective Lay Partner’ programme which gave forty participants three days of development.  The programme was extensively evaluated before, during, and after (immediate, 1 month and 3 months) the intervention. Impacts included participants starting new roles, getting involved in new sectors, spreading their learning, changing organisational guidelines, and gaining more confidence. Lessons learned and next steps are also summarised at the end of this paper... To read more, download the report below.