Supporting people to make informed decisions about their health and care: learning from the MAGIC programme

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In October 2013, the Health Foundation hosted a national event to share the practical learning about how teams from its MAGIC programme have embedded shared decision making across the health systems they work in. 

Presentations from the event explore the challenges they faced in addressing questions of leadership and commissioning, patient and public involvement, education and training, clinical engagement and quality metrics and demonstrating value.  The presentations describe their successes and some of the challenges that still remain.

Shared decision making in practice: an overview of MAGIC

This presentation sets out a definition of shared decision making, when it is appropriate, the evidence for it, and challenges to its implementation.  It gives an overview of the work undertaken as part of the Health Foundation's MAGIC programme and key learning about how to implement shared decision making.

Embedding shared decision making in provider organisations

This presentation briefly sets out what has been achieved in terms of implementing shared decision making within primary and secondary care in Newcastle and Cardiff (the sites working on the Health Foundation's MAGIC programme).  It outlines some of the key challenges and how to address them.

Clinical Education and Skills Development

This presentation sets out the importance of education and skill development in successfully implementing shared decision making.  It explains the different types of decision support materials and the relationship between clinician skills, attitudes and tools.  It explores the challenges of providing education and skills training at scale.

Shared decision making and the public and patient involvement agenda

This presentation sets out how shared decision making sits within the wider policy context of patient experience and their understanding of and involvement in their own care, with particular reference to Wales.

PALS involvement in MAGIC

This presentation briefly describes how the North of Tyne PALS service worked with the MAGIC programme, including work to promote shared decision making to local communities and supporting individuals to be part of decisions about their own care.

Shared decision making: working with young people

This presentation briefly describes how the Pediatric Rheumatology Service at the Great North Children's Hospital used a shared decision making approach to improve communication and shared decision making with young people as part of a process of preparing them for transfer to adult services.

Commissioning shared decision making

This presentation sets out how South Tyneside and Gateshead CCGs used shared decision making as part of their work with GP practice to improve the quality of referrals and address pressures around elective activity.  It describes the key elements of the programme, outcomes of the work, including more satisfied patients and substantial savings, and their learning.

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