Sherry Arnstein created a Ladder of Participation in America in 1969 at the top which you achieve full co-production. However, it is only now that we are starting to fully appreciate its value. Co-production has become a key factor in service development and policy but it is still limited within the medical education field. With the current pandemic significantly altering the delivery of medical education, this is an opportunity to reflect and build on past teaching methods, making education more innovative and varied. Combining the expertise of people with lived experience with clinicians and educators adds value, interest and helps dispel common mental health misconceptions in all teaching areas. In this session we will describe examples of co-production across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Collaboration raises conceptual and practical questions. We will describe some of these challenges as well as the successes and focus on what we have learnt. By including examples of real practice, including patients’ involvement in simulation, lectures and workshops, this session aims to remove the barriers associated with the challenges and improve participation of people with lived experience in medical education in order to better develop the skills, attitudes and knowledge of all clinicians.
Chair: Dr Helen Bruce, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Teaching East London NHS Foundation Trust, Professorial Teaching Fellow, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, UCL, Specialist Advisor Credentialing RCPsych
Introduction to co-production - Dr Abigail Swerdlow, Higher Trainee in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Lecturer in Centre for Psychiatry and Mental Health, Queen Mary University of London, Fellow in Medical Education, East London NHS Foundation Trust
Co-production in undergraduate medical education - Dr Sonya Rudra, Higher Trainee in Psychiatry of Learning Disability, North London Training Scheme, Honorary Lecturer in Centre for Psychiatry and Mental Health, Queen Mary University of London, Fellow in Medical Education, East London NHS Foundation Trust
Co-production in postgraduate medical education - Millie Smith, Head of People Participation, East London NHS Foundation Trust, Adrian Curwen, Expert by Experience and Megan Hill, Swerd