Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

Deliberative Commissioning: Person-centred approaches in co-producing health and social care policy

Learn about citizens inquiries, juries and assemblies and their relevance for Health and Social Care - with Shared Future CIC, GM HSC Partnership and NW ADASS. Part of Jam and Justice's National Co-Production Week programme.

This event offers the opportunity for Health and Social Care professionals to learn about citizens inquiries, juries and assemblies. Explore their increasing relevance to person-centred health care and towards supporting effective co-production.

In the spirit of co-production it will involve diverse voices. It is expected that the audience will include a mix of Health and Social Care professionals, academics, practitioners and residents with relevant lived experience. It will showcase the work of Blackpool's Public Health team and the Scottish Health Council amongst others.


  • How might deliberative approaches make health and social care rooted in the things that matter most to people?
  • How can we collaborate with our communities to commission services that genuinely meet their needs?
  • How do we deliver on the promises of ‘Taking Charge’ and build a new relationship between public services and citizens?

Shared Future CIC are experts in running citizen inquiries, and will be facilitating the event to answer these questions. They have invited a line-up of engaging speakers, drawn from our extensive networks.

Following case study presentations, the discussion groups using a variation of the 'open space/world cafe' model will ensure this is a practical and stimulating event. There will be lots of opportunities to ask questions, explore new ideas and to build useful connections within a friendly and supportive environment.

The case studies

  • Our Voice Citizen Jury, Scotland
    Dr Helen Mackie, Clinical Advisor for Realistic Medicine
  • The long running Blackpool Citizen Inquiries,
    Directorate of Public Health, Blackpool Council
  • Greater Manchester's Living Well at Home Inquiry
  • The Forest of Dean Community Hospital Citizens' Jury
    Dr Malcolm Oswald, Director of Citizens' Juries CIC

Date: Tuesday 2nd July 2019
Time: 13:00 - 17:00
Venue: The Engine Room, People's History Museum, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3ER
Booking: Click here

Tuesday, 2 July 2019