Person-centred care timeline

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This interactive timeline is a visual guide through the key events that have contributed to the move towards a more person-centred health service over the past 50 years.

The focus is primarily on shared decision making and self-management support as these have been the Health Foundation’s main areas of focus, but it hopefully gives a flavour of some of the wider developments both in the UK and beyond.

What are your thoughts?

The timeline shows an interesting evolution in person-centred care but it is clear that the journey is not yet complete. What do you think the main message is – how far we have come or how far we still have to go? Have we missed any key events or milestones? Please feel free to add your comments and reflections in the comments box below. 

Instructions for using the Prezi

  • Click on the 'Start Prezi' button
  • Use the right and left hand arrows in the black bar above to move along the slides
  • To zoom in, out, or to return to the starting screen, hover your mouse over the right hand side of the Prezi window and use the icons that appear there
  • To view the Prezi at full screen, click the icon in the bottom right corner of the Prezi window

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If you've enjoyed this timeline and would like to share it, hover your mouse over the right hand side of the Prezi window and click the icon that appears in the top right corner.

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Thank you

Thank you to Alf Collins, Angela Coulter, Graham Kramer, Martin Quinn and Mike Spencer for their help in developing the content for this timeline.


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by Danielle Swift
A fantastic resource. A printable/downloadable version of the static picture would be really useful.
by Denise Millhouse

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