A joined-up approach is required to avoid duplication of effort, an accessible and up to date knowledge base, and a focus for energy in the encouragement of innovative practice. A central point to share information around armchair Involvement pilots and technological developments was identified as being a useful resource.

RecommendationsWe recommend that an online point be created using the principle of social software, openly accessible to staff, patients public and business alike to freely input their own experiences and information.

We recommend the submission of basic information on all such pilots to this online point which will help interested users to avoid duplication of effort and to encourage collaborative working practices.