Can patient and public engagement truly incorporate patient and carers in healthcare decision-making?
This eBook, by David Gilbert, provides an account of the work done within the Sussex Musculoskeletal (MSK) Partnership (Central) to embed a different approach to patient and public engagement or co-production – one that supports people with MSK conditions to be true partners in decision-making at all levels: delivery, improvement, governance and leadership.
Introducing a practical engagement model, David Gilbert moves beyond the tick-the-box, patient feedback and representational approaches of traditional engagement methods that provide a narrow focus on user experience and, ultimately, distance patients and carers from decision-making.
This accessible eBook underscores equal involvement of patients and carers as an integral, respected part of decision-making – an inclusion that not only leads to better awareness but humanises healthcare for patients, staff and health professionals.
David Gilbert is Director of InHealth Associates. He is a former mental health service user and author of ‘The Patient Revolution – how we can heal the healthcare system’. He has 35 years experience of working with, and for patients.
The link below will take you to the InHealth Associates website where you can download the book for free.