The checklist is also for lay people involved in research, service delivery or education to:
- think about how and why they are involved;
- record the work they do;
- consider if, and how, their involvement has made a difference.
The checklist outlines a model for thinking about coproduction, starting with asking the question ‘Why do you want to work with or involve lay people?’
It then offers six aspects of work that could be coproduced: definition of the work, design, delivery, decision-making, distribution and evaluation. Hovering over words or phrases will take you to more in-depth description of what is meant.
Not all aspects of a piece of work will be coproduced. You can decide to use one aspect of the checklist or all, having been through the ‘why’ section first. As you go through each section you will be prompted to answer questions, think about what you want to do, check-out good practice examples and to fill in a template so that you create a record of your thinking and activity. This will help you describe your involvement activities, communicate them and also help to decide what impact working together has had.