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Experience Based Co-Design (face-to-face)

13th July 2022EBCD training

This practical one-day workshop, led by expert trainers, teaches participants how to use the Experience Based Co-Design (EBCD) method to improve the delivery of their service and make it more responsive to patients. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to enable them to lead a co-design project of their own. 


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About the course:

This comprehensive one-day course teaches participants how to draw on the experiences of patients, carers and staff to identify where change is needed and then design and implement improvements together. Participants will gain a practical overview of the co-design method and practical exercises to enable them to lead a project of their own and to replicate and embed this approach in their own organisation. The course is led by expert trainers who have led co-design projects in the NHS and internationally. 

The co-design improvement method can be applied to any service and is open to all those who would like to learn more about this patient-centred quality improvement methodology. We strongly encourage organisations to send two or more delegates, ideally including a patient participant/leader. 

Participants will receive: 

  • One day intensive training in the co-design methodology led by some of the top trainers and practitioners in the field; 
  • Tuition in how to capture the experiences of patients, carers and staff through discussion, observation, and filmed interviews; 
  • Access to real life examples of successful co-design projects; 
  • Practical instruction and exercises to prepare them for their redesign project; 
  • Comprehensive study materials and practical guidelines. 

The course builds on the CPD accredited Experienced Based Co-design toolkit, which we developed at The King’s Fund. For more information please contact

The workshop will run from 9:30-16:30 with registration open from 9:00, and we will circulate a programme to registered delegates nearer the time of the event. 

This workshop is aimed at health and care staff who wish to undertake a service improvement project using EBCD within their own organisation. It is practical and experiential. It will suit both clinical and non-clinical staff.  

For academic researchers requiring a greater emphasis on the underpinning theory, please register your interest in our ‘EBCD for researchers’ programme.    

What participants gain from the programme: 

  • Structured training in patient-centred service design techniques that you will come back to again and again
  • Tuition in how to capture the experiences of patients, carers and staff through discussion, observation, and filmed interviews (including options for doing this remotely)
  • Access to real life examples of successful co-design projects
  • Comprehensive study materials and practical guidelines
  • Ongoing support throughout your project.

Who can benefit?

The beauty of co-design is that all sorts of people can be involved in whatever way suits them. This can range from leading a project or sitting on a steering group, to sharing their experience of giving or receiving care, or being part of a small co-design team. The discipline or level is not important – only the commitment to working collaboratively to make experiences better for staff, patients and families.

Cancellation Policy

Bookings will close one week prior to the start date of the course. Terms and conditions apply. Please ensure you read our cancellation policy before booking. You can download the policy below.

Cancellation policy