By Louca-May Brady,
A Research Advisory Group with a ‘Co-Production’ vibe
From the beginning, we wanted our YPAG (Young People’s Advisory Group) at Moorfields Eye Hospital to have a ‘co-production’ feel; we aspired to work together with a sense of everyone being equal, with every member’s views heard and valued.
To help us, we were lucky to partner with the “UCL Centre for co-production” (now named the “Co-Production Collective”) and Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre, who were also working with 4 other projects to learn about ‘co-production’.
Over the last year we all worked together to develop our Shared Agreements; our commitment to the way we work. We decided to make our own video about our Shared Agreements and are thrilled to share it here:
Click here to find out more about our: Route to the six shared agreements
As group facilitators, we are immensely proud of how the Eye-YPAG members have spent time thinking through, reflecting on and fostering these great attitudes to their working relationships. We believe that these Shared Agreements truly reflect the ‘Co-Production’ feel we hoped to achieve; there is no doubt that working together in this way will enhance all of the eye and vision research projects Eye-YPAG engage with. We plan to remind ourselves of our ‘Shared Agreements’ at our meetings, for the benefit of all those attending. We are also thrilled to share them here, with the wider community who are interested in co-production and involving children and young people in research.