Communities of practice

Communities of Practice (CoP) are not a new idea and spring up in all kinds of places, not just in healthcare. CoPs are a great way to bring together people from different organisations and walks of life, with different skills and perspectives to approach issues together and allow thinking space.

Co-creation network – The Co-Creation Network is an ever-expanding constellation of Communities of Practice, made up of dedicated health and social care professionals, academics and service users connecting with like-minded individuals to share their knowledge in a safe, open and supportive way. Some Communities cover really broad topics (known as ‘domains’), and some Communities have a very specific function to answer a particular burning question.