Increased budgets, impact and participation
Due to highly successful test sessions for service development in a Women and Children Healthcare project in June 2019, stakeholders adopted Co-Lab across the organisation and in less than a year, the client applied Co-Lab to a range of diverse and complex healthcare projects that will impact thousands of regional service users, and there are plans to scale and digitise the game nationwide.
The game has already generated significant impact in many projects: Evidence shows that where Co-lab is applied, projects are more likely to see better budgets, impact and more equitable participation. The budget allocated to co-creation after the first Co-Lab session in a project gained a 1500% increase.
"The game was so well-received that we had to present it to other NHS Trusts and start using it in other regions. There was a point [before Covid] we couldn't keep up with demand to play the game"
- Head of Research
Surrey Heartlands Health & Care Partnerships (NHS)