The development and implementation of health policies and interventions must be done with, and not simply done to, the people affected. Collaborative healthcare requires engaging with individuals and communities using models of care that are patient centred. These models are informed, rather than dictated, by scientific knowledge that might or might not apply to an individual patient and their circumstances.1 Collaboration allows patients, user groups, and communities to assert some control over delivery of their care and hold health providers to account. Given the uncertainty and mistrust about how best to deal with the covid-19 pandemic, collaboration is more important than ever…more