The NHS Right Care shared decision making programme has announced the new contractors for the forthcoming Shared Decision Making Programme delivery. It is hoped that delivery of the elements required within these contracts should result in a step change in the delivery of shared decision making. The contracts have been allocated to:
- Lot 1: Developing a suite of Patient Decision Aids (PDSs) and related tools, together with Patient Decision Support (e.g. telephone coaching) : Totally plc
- Lot 2: Embedding Patient Decision Aids and Shared Decision making in routine NHS Systems (commissioning and provision of services): Capita Business Service Limited
- Lots 3: Creating a receptive culture among physicians, patients and the general public for Shared Decision Making: Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA)
Right Care have also published an Essential Reading series on shared decision making. Click here to download the list.