Locality and Power to Change: Community of Practice
Locality, in partnership with Power to Change, is part of the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance
As part of their work within the Alliance, they are learning how VCSE organisations can work better with their local Primary Care Networks (PCNs). They are establishing a Community of Practice where both VCSE organisations and PCNs can meet to work through some of the challenges and solutions to better collaboration.
Locality and Power to Change are also working with the NHS Futures platform to develop an online Community of Influence where PCN members and VCSE organisations can share resources and information to help better collaboration.
A community of practice (CoP) is a group of people who work together on a common set of issues and solutions to a shared concern.
Locality and Power to Change want to create an active space for 10-12 participants to share their experience and understanding of good practice of collaboration between PCNs and the VCS. The CoP will meet (online) every 8 weeks over a period of 18 months to collectively tackle some of the challenges faced by PCNs and the VCSE with regard to collaboration.