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National recognition for the National Coproduction Advisory Group’s Chair Sally Percival

The inaugural Health Services Journal Patient Leaders List recognises 50 outstanding individuals whose personal experiences have led them to instigate change and as a result are shaping healthcare. TLAP is thrilled that Sally Percival, Chair of National Coproduction Advisory Group (NCAG) and member of the TLAP Board has been included and recognised for her important work.

The HSJ said: “Sally’s belief in the importance of co-production of services stems from her experiences as mother to a child with disabilities and carer for her mother, who has dementia. As chair of NCAG, she helped write Making It Real – a set of “I” statements that set out what the experience of care should be like. These have since been adopted by more than 800 organisations…The organisation has had huge impact in bringing together health and social care.”

The HSJ Top 50 Patient Leaders List

The Tale of the Laughing Boy

On 4th July 2013 Connor Sparrowhawk (AKA Laughing Boy), an 18 year old man with learning disabilities died of preventable causes whilst under the care of Southern Health at Slade House in Oxford. As part of Connor’s family’s national campaign “Justice for LB (Laughing Boy)” young people with learning disabilities worked in partnership with Connor’s family to produce a short film of Connor’s life incorporating the views of his family and the views of young people about his death and their recommendations for positive change.

Watch the film

“Winterbourne View – Time is Running Out” Report published

This is a six month progress report of the work undertaken by the Transforming Care and Commissioning Steering Group to support everyone with a learning disability and/or autism wrongly placed in hospital to move to community-based support. The steering group is chaired by Sir Stephen Bubb of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations and includes people from the third sector, NHS and local government, people who use services and families.

Winterbourne View – Time is Running Out

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BlogsI’ve seen the profound impact of personal health budgets – Stuart Lane

In NHS England’s latest series of blogs on Personal Health Budgets, Stuart Lane explains why as both a clinician and someone who has supporting commissioners and providers he is passionate about the opportunities they offer to people and how they can transform the lives of those with long-term conditions.

Read Stuart Lane’s blog

What works for Wellbeing?

The New Economics Foundation (NEF) is a partner in the newly established What Works Centre for Wellbeing, a government-funded initiative aiming to enable a range of stakeholders to access evidence on wellbeing. Specifically, NEF is part of the team focusing on Community Wellbeing. Over the next three years, they will be bringing together evidence on what community-level factors determine wellbeing, aiming to identify steps that government, both central and local, as well as community organisations can take to improve wellbeing.

If you’re interested in attending related workshop or events, please get in touch with them by emailing:

What works for wellbeing

Making it Real – Making it Happen

Making it Real Islington and TLAP are hosting a free conference for people who want to learn about Islington’s approach to Making it Real. You will also learn about their approach to co-production and integration of health and social care. Project Managers, commissioners, NHS stakeholders and anyone with an interest in personalisation should attend Places are limited – so book early to avoid disappointment.

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