Collaboration and co-production of knowledge in healthcare: Opportunities and challenges

Jo Rycroft-Malone, Christopher R. Burton, Tracey Bucknall, Ian D Graham, Alison M Hutchinson, Dawn Stacey

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Over time there has been a shift, at least in the rhetoric, from a pipeline conceptualisation of knowledge implementation, to one that recognises the potential of more collaboration, co-productive approaches to knowledge production and use. In this editorial, which is grounded in our research and collective experience, we highlight both the potential and challenge with collaboration and co-production. This includes issues about stakeholder engagement, governance arrangements, and capacity and capability for working in a co-productive way. Finally, we reflect on the fact that this approach is not a panacea, but is accompanied by some philosophical and practical challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-223
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Health Policy and Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Co-Production
  • Collaboration
  • Knowledge
  • Knowledge Translation (KT)

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