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february, 2017

1febAll DayWinter Basecamp 2017


Event Details

The Basecamp events are designed to introduce and welcome new members to the Co-Creation Network, answering questions about what it is and why it came about, plus how Communities of Practice work.

For this session we offered a ‘back to basics’ Basecamp, giving practical tools and techniques to apply to being part of a Community of Practice, and using this way of working to support systemic change by looking at the evidence behind the impact of collaboration and relationship-based working. The morning session an introduction to the theory behind Communities of Practice and the Co-Creation Network hosted by Angela Green.

We used Open Space at points throughout the day to answer questions about Communities of Practice as they came up and explored topics such as:

  • What is a Community of Practice?
  • Define your domain and make a core statement
  • Creating invitations and attracting new members
  • Maintaining momentum in your community
  • Communicating to the wider world about your Community of Practice

We were delighted to have the following guest speakers:

Mick Ward, Deputy Director, Integrated Commissioning, Adult Social Care, Leeds City Council and Leeds North Clinical Commissioning Group.

Andrew Sixsmith, GP and GP trainer; & John Walsh, Practice Manager at York Street Medical Practice

  • Andy and John offered us an insight into Sustainability and Transformation Plans: how to get them out in the community and partnership working; showing us a framework for the future, and how a Community of Practice way of working is a very useful if not essential tool for making this happen. See Andy’s presentation and resources here.

Pamela Fisher, Prinicipal Lecturer (Health Promotion and Public Health), Leeds Beckett University

Much appreciation and thank you to Angela Green and Jane Pightling who give their time to be part of the hosting team for Winter Basecamp and the Support Team for the Co-Creation Network.

Basecamp allows the Network to see itself and give existing members the time to reconnect and strengthen their relationships in their Communities and across the Network too. In sharing stories and sessions provided by Network members, it can sustain and self manage, providing tools, tips, research, evidence and techniques that Communities need to maintain momentum regardless of their domain.

All are welcome to attend Basecamps, whether you are a member of the Co-Creation Network and part of an existing Community of Practice, you’re looking to find out more about this way of working, or curious to be involved in one of the Communities. Anyone with a passion for making meaningful connections with health and social care colleagues, sharing best practice and learning together is welcome at Winter Basecamp.


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2 Brewery Wharf, Kendell Street, Leeds LS10 1JR


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