This project will adopt a co-production approach called, Appreciative Inquiry (AI). AI is a methodology that focuses on the positive – on what went right, on what was done well – and builds on these good news stories. AI theorizes change is achieved by heeding what participants want more of. It acknowledges failures and challenges but focuses on narratives and evidence of best practice to apply this learning where change is needed. It is an iterative process that maps existing approaches, identifies participants’ priorities and ideas, and uses learning gained from experience to design and implement improvement.
AI’s 4D cycle of Discovery, Dream, Design and Destiny will be employed to enable participants to share and jointly learn from stories and existing evidence of best practices to co-produce a vision and activities that support and sustain primary care-care home working.