Health Services Management Centre

The Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) at the University of Birmingham is one of the UK's foremost centres for research, evaluation, teaching and professional development for health and social care organisations. HSMC has established a unique reputation as a 'critical friend' of the healthcare community and strives constantly to bridge the gap between research and practice.


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Posted 19 December 2017

How does co-production influence research? Part 1

Co-production is a big buzzword in research at the moment. Anyone involved in social research - particularly in the fields of health and social care - has at least some appreciation of the value of and ethical imperative for knowledge that is produced in collaboration with service users, or 'experts by experience'. But where things are still fuzzy is in understanding exactly how co-production influences the research process, and the knowledge produced.

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Professor Judith Smith, Director, HSMC, talks about HSMC's work, its research and teaching, its influence and impact and its work around priority setting.

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