People Powered Health was an eighteen-month programme that embraced the spirit of co-production to ask teams from hospitals, GPs practices, community organisations and patients groups what would happen if a range of health innovations became an everyday part of their lives.
Nesta and the Innovation Unit supported these teams with both grants and non-financial support to develop their capacity in fields such as co-production, service design and commissioning, putting the patient at the heart of all change.
Below, we have gathered the key reports and learning from across the project – from an introduction to the principles of co-production, to specific policy recommendations based on the experiences of the groups who took part in the programme.
The final report for the programme was People Powered Health: Health for people, by people and with people. The programme also developed an award-winning business case – The Business Case for People Powered Health – which won the Management Consultancies Association Award for innovation in 2013.
Find out how we're taking these lessons forward - read our blog 'People Powered Health: one year on'.