NHS Yorkshire & the Humber Leadership Academy

Supporting your leadership journey

Communities of Practice support

We fund and coordinate the Co-Creation Network, supporting health and care Communities of Practice to flourish across the NHS, health and care professionals, academics, service users and the charity sector.

The Co-Creation Network is an ever-expanding constellation of Communities of Practice, made up of dedicated health and care professionals, academics and service users connecting to share their knowledge in a safe, open and supportive way. Anyone with a passion for improving patient care can join, and membership of the Co-Creation Network is free.



Communities of Practice (CoPs) are a great way to bring together people from different organisations and walks of life, with different skills and perspectives to approach issues together and allow thinking space.

The Co-Creation Network has a dedicated website for its members to have virtual conversations, share learning and knowledge, save a library of useful, relevant documents and generate new practice that can really make a difference.

Network-wide events called Basecamps are held twice a year to support members, introduce the CoPs to potential new members and bring in experienced Communities of Practice leaders to give their experience.

How to join the Network

Please explore the website to create your free account, find out more about the Communities of Practice already up and running, and make connections with other Network members.

Feel free to request to join a Community of Practice which matches your interests - or, if you have an idea for a Community of Practice you would like to set up then please get in touch.

All are welcome to join the Co-Creation Network!

For further information

Contact Lucy Scarisbrick