The Work Package “Developing policy recommendations” will develop policy recommendations through continuous stakeholder engagement, using co-creation or human-centered design thinking methods. Stakeholders involved include policy makers, health managers and healthcare workers, connected to the eight participating hospitals. They will be invited to two rounds of co-creation workshops, where they will develop policy recommendations together with the researchers. Co-creation or human-centered design thinking is a highly interactive and iterative process, where stakeholders are involved throughout all phases of the development process. Co-creation distinguishes the following four stages in an iterative manner:

1.      Understand and specify the context of use (Investigate)
2.      Specify the user requirements (Ideate)
3.      Produce design solutions to meet user requirements (Prototype)
4.      Evaluate the design against the requirements (Evaluate, Refine & Develop, Validate)