Health Foundry and Evelina have joined together to facilitate a co-creation session on Wednesday 29th November between 5pm and 8pm focussed on developing high quality, patient-led resources to enhance information provision and care experience for young people and families. The aim of the workshop is to help young people and their families prototype their ideas and bring them to life.
Evelina London Children's Healthcare is part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. They are the second largest provider of children's services in London. The hospital has won some funding to develop and co-create high quality, patient-led resources to enhance information provision and care experience for young people and families. Resources could be websites, apps or other interactive media.
Currently, staff members at the Evelina take the lead in identifying the gaps in resources and creating the most helpful resource possible within their limited time available. In addition, resources are often created using fixed templates and materials provided by The Trust, that are often challenging to adapt and make user-friendly. As part of good practice, service users are asked to review and comment on the resource once it has been developed but don’t often have much input during the design and creation stage.
Following the workshop, a selection of the best ideas will be chosen by a panel consisting of Evelina staff, Health Foundry experts, patient representatives and independent judges from local health organisations. Health Foundry will help the young people form of team of designers and developers around their idea and each team will be allocated a pot on funding from the Innovation Fund to develop a Minimum Viable Project to test out at the Evelina.
Why get involved?
Be part of a patient-led project at a local hospital.
Help young people bring their ideas to life and provide an insight into the design process for them.
Potentially secure funding to make your team’s idea a reality and get it tested at a major hospital.
If you are interested in getting involved in this project or would like more information, please contact Rich.