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  • 8Apr

    Outcomes for mental health services: what really matters?

    Through a series of over 100 conversations with people actively involved in mental health services in England, including current and former service users, this report highlights how frameworks for measuring outcomes are often too narrowly focused on clinical outcomes. While recovery-based frameworks are trying to widen this, neither approach fully captures what really matters to…

  • 1Apr

    This is me – A support tool to enable person-centred care

    The Alzheimer’s Society has updated its ‘This is me’ resource.  ‘This is me’ is a simple leaflet for anyone receiving professional care who is living with dementia or experiencing delirium or other communication difficulties. ‘This is me’ can be used to record details about a person who can’t easily share information about themselves. For example, it can…

  • 11Mar

    The patient, the whole patient and nothing but the patient

    In this opinion piece published in, carer and consumer advisor Belinda MacLeod-Smith challenges us to consider crucial elements of whole patient care, and how they can be impacted by limiting factors. Belinda highlights work undertaken by Dudgeon on information and communication preferences. Simply put, this relates to how someone learns, when they’re open to…

  • 4Feb

    Using conversations to assess people’s care and support

    Skills for Care has launched a new guide ‘Using conversations to assess and plan people’s care and support’ which outlines the key principles involved in doing a conversations assessment for care and support. The guide is for anyone who’s involved in enabling people to understand what care and support is available to them and what matters…

  • 4Feb

    Army of workers to support family doctors

    An army of advisers will be recruited to help patients live fitter, healthier lives and combat anxiety, loneliness and depression under NHS plans to ramp up social prescribing. Around half of GP appointments are not directly related to medical conditions, according to experts. The blueprint for universal personalised care, which will also free up GPs to deal…

  • 4Feb

    NHS England publishes plan for universal personalised care

    Personalised care will benefit up to 2.5 million people by 2024, giving them the same choice and control over their mental and physical health that they have come to expect in every other aspect of their life, according to a plan published by NHS England.

  • 11Oct

    New guidance puts patients at the centre of care

    The Royal College of Physicians has recently released new guidance to support doctors in putting patients at the heart of everything they do. The Top tips: person-centred care guidance encourages doctors to: ask patients about their priorities and worries invite carers and relatives into the conversation with the support of the patient encourage a shared…

  • 29Jun

    Person-centred care e-learning course launched: Person Centred Approaches

    Person Centered Approaches (Steps 1 & 2) Skills for Health, in partnership with Health Education England, has launched an e-learning course designed to enable healthcare staff to behave in a person-centred way. It builds on the “Person-centred approaches framework” published last year. The aim of the course is to enable staff to behave in a person-centred way,…

  • 14Jun

    RCGP updates person-centred care toolkit

    The Person-Centred Care Toolkit has been developed with NHS England to support GPs and primary care teams deliver person-centred care. The RCGP Innovation team has updated the Person-Centred Care Toolkit. Updated content helps distinguish between Care and Support Planning and the wider subject of Person-Centred Care. It provides examples and resources around social prescribing, health literacy, health coaching and…

  • 3May

    Blog: Person-centred, coordinated care: it’s just as important in an emergency

    Federico Moscogiuri has an extensive history of working in the charity sector in the UK. In this blog for National Voices, he talks about the importance of care planning and having control over care in an emergency. “There is an already established and increasing recognition across the NHS that the future of healthcare revolves around empowering patients…

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