About the person-centred care resource centre

We want a more person-centred healthcare service. One where health and social care professionals work collaboratively with people.  We want healthcare services to support people to be better at making informed decisions and managing their own health and care. This requires a change in behaviour and mindset from healthcare professionals and patients - supported by a system that puts patients at its heart. We are working with healthcare services, teams and professionals to help them advance their skills, knowledge and leadership so that people have a better healthcare experience and better quality of life. Over the coming year we will be building recognition and understanding of what a person-centred NHS looks like and sharing evidence and practical tools to enable us to support wider change.

The new resource centre is designed to help healthcare professionals implement a more person-centred healthcare service, where people are supported to more effectively manage and make informed decisions about  their own health and care.

About the Health Foundation

The Health Foundation is an independent charity working to improve the quality of healthcare in the UK.

We are here to support people working in healthcare practice and policy to make lasting improvements to health services.

We carry out research and in-depth policy analysis, run improvement programmes to put ideas into practice in the NHS, support and develop leaders and share evidence to encourage wider change.

We want the UK to have a healthcare system of the highest possible quality – safe, effective, person-centred, timely, efficient and equitable. 

Your comments and feedback

We area always looking for ways to improve our resource centre and we welcome your comments, feedback and also suggestions for additional resources.  Please leave your feedback in the comments box below or email Lizzie Wrobel




I am very interested in your work,and would like to be informed how I can assist people with Dementia to be supported in a person centred way.

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With reference to the above comment, there is increasing evidence for the effectiveness of integrative practices for caring for people with dementia. Dementia UK and the Alzheimers society have started running courses throughout the UK for carers. I am a complementary therapist working with dementia, and understand the difficulties for individuals and their carers. Can I suggest you find a basic course on simple massage technique (hand/head/ear/feet) Some essential oils are beneficial for memory/ relaxation. Compassion, stimulation/diversion and love are the basic values.

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How can person-centered care be achieved when caring for a stroke patient who lost the ability to walk

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