In this brief article, Sara Riggare describes how her limited contact with health services (two appointments with her consultant a year) highlights the importance of being able to manage her own health and describes some of the skills and techniques she uses to manage her Parkinson's.
The Personalised care and support planning handbook is aimed at commissioners and care practitioners(i.e. not just health and care professionals, but also othe rnon-clinical and volunteer roles), and is intended to set out what personalised care and support planning is, and how to deliver it.
This document focuses on people who have long term physical health problems and describes how GPs and the other members of the primary health care team can support them to live their lives more comfortably with their condition.
It is intended that all patients and clinicians who read it can feel more conﬁdent about how to use Care Planning in their daily practice to achieve better health outcomes, improve the efﬁciency of working together and reduce ‘strain’ on the NHS and social services.