Seminar 7 Recap – Presentation Slides & Notes

Links to the presentation slides from the 7th and final seminar in the Co-Production series. Thanks to all those who presented and to all who shared their thoughts during the lively discussions.

  • ‘Education, Training and Supervision for Professionalism Based on Co-Production: the Elephant in the Room’ by John Wattis (Keynote), view the presentation here.
  • ‘Co-Production: Education, Learning or Transformation?’ by Julian Raffay and Nadine Crawford, view the presentation here.
  • ‘Professionalism and Co-Production a need to Refocus’ by Matt Ellis, view the presentation here.
  • ‘Shared Solutions to Support Educational Experiences’ by The Public Partnership Group (University of Huddersfield), view the presentation here.
  • ‘A Tool Kit For Co-Production’ (Researchers: Pamela Fisher, Louise Warwick Booth, Susan Coan, Ruth Cross, Katrina Kinsella), view the presentation here.


Seminar 5: Speaker Biographies

Seminar 5: Narrative and regulatory knowledge in co-production.  

Speaker biographies

TTTricia Thorpe, Anti-stigma coordinator, facilitator of Real voices and Unheard voices of High Royds, encouraging people to share their experiences in form of storytelling, to challenge the stigma and discrimination around mental health labelling. ‘Everyone has a story to tell and we can learn by the journey that individual has taken, never be ashamed of your story it will inspire others’.



Vanessa Findlay has been working with the anti-stigma team as a volunteer for the last four years. In that time she has used her lived experience in various training workshops to help individuals develop a more in depth understanding of living with a mental health problem. Beyond her volunteer work she is currently a student at Leeds Beckett University studying Psychology and Society.



Mick McKeown is Reader in Democratic Mental Health, School of Nursing, University of Central Lancashire and trade union activist with Unison, playing a role in union strategizing on professional nursing. He has taken a lead in arguing the case for union organising to extend to alliance formation with service user/survivor groupings.



Helen Spandler is Reader in Mental Health in the School of Social Work and an Associate of the Psychosocial Research Unit (PRU) at UCLan. She is primarily a qualitative researcher in mental health and critical social theory/policy. She is currently working on a number of research projects and is the Principal Investigator on a 2-year research project funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on informal support. She is in the editorial collective of Asylum:the magazine for Democratic Psychiatry.


BSBrendan Stone is a Professor in the School of English at the University of Sheffield. His work is in the areas of social and civic engagement, teaching innovation and excellence, leadership in widening participation, and quality and diversity particularly in the fields of disability and mental health. Brendan is the founder and co-director of the University’s Storying Sheffield project, and a co-founder of the Sheffield Arts and Wellbeing Network. He is a Senior Fellow of the Institute for Mental Health, and a National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.



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Where? St. Catherine’s College Oxford
When? Friday October 28th, 2016

The Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice at St Catherine’s College, and
The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford, are delighted
to announce a one day conference:


Baroness Hale, Deputy President of the Supreme Court and one of the
Montgomery judges
Professor Sir John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford
Professor Jonathan Herring, Professor of Law, University of Oxford

The Supreme Court ruling Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board (2015)
marked a shift in the basis of consent in medicine and healthcare from the
established ‘prudent clinician’ test to a ‘prudent patient’ test. The new standard
requires clinicians to enter into dialogue with their patients to the point that
they gain sufficient understanding of the options available to make a choice that
takes into account their own values.
This one-day conference aims to raise awareness of the new Montgomery
standard for consent and to explore its implications from key stakeholder

By attending this conference you will:
• Gain a deeper understanding of the new Montgomery standard for
• Explore some of the key challenges involved in putting it into practice
• Contribute to ideas for meeting these challenges

Bill Fulford, Director, Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice
Ashok Handa, Co-Director, Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice, and
Clinical Tutor in Surgery, University of Oxford
Lucy Fulford-Smith, Surgical Trainee and Research Assistant, Collaborating
Centre for Values-based Practice

Register your interest by email at:
Cost for the day (including refreshments and lunch): £85
Concessions for students and the unwaged are available

The Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice in Health and Social Care:
Nuffield Department for Surgical Sciences:
The full Supreme Court judgment Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board
(2015) is available at here.

Montgomery Judgement

Bill Fulford speaks about a new legal departure towards co-production

 Bill Fulford (Click to download Slides) introduced the day’s proceedings at the second seminar of ESRC series Re-imagining professionalism: towards co-production with an overview of the work of the Collaborating Centre for Values-Based Practice at St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford. Bill addressed the relationship between values-based practice (VBP) and co-production, pointing out that VBP is developing strongly in bastions of evidence-based practice (EBP), notably surgery. Bill emphasised that EBP and VBP are partners in clinical decision-making (VBP ‘links the science of EBP with people’). At the heart of values-based decision making is dissensus.  Dissensus is a decision-making strategy which respects and acknowledges people’s differing values. This contrasts with the usual organisational/institutional approach of attempting to enforce consensus. Bill referred to the recent (2015) Supreme Court Judgement on consent in the case of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board. This strongly endorses co-production. It specifies that for consent to be legally valid: 1) clinicians (of any kind not just doctors) must engage in ‘dialogue’ with their patients, to the point that, 2) they have sufficient understanding of the risks and benefits of the options available such that, 3) their individual values are ‘taken into account’ in the decision made. This judgment marks and gives new legal weight to established principles of person-centred decision-making (as in the GMC’s ‘Good Medical Practice’ for example). It shows the extent to which principles of co-production are becoming more influential not just in mental health but across health and social care as a whole. The Collaborating Centre will shortly be announcing a conference on the Montgomery Judgment: Lady Hale, one of the Montgomery judges, is a Keynote speaker.  (Hold the date, Friday October 28th.)