In this blog primary care doctor Mitch Kaminski provides a powerful case study showing how important it is to understand the outcomes patients want from their care before considering or implementing a treatment plan.
In this article Lisa Burscheidt, Assistant Librarian at North East London NHS Foundation Trust describes how, despite mental health problems being common in young people aged 16-25, access to services is a problem as young people rarely feel comfortable approaching their GP about mental health problems.
In this blog, GP Nav Chana argues that the primary care workforce needs to be empowered to lead the change to person-centred care. He sees this change as requiring the value of healthcare to be understood in terms of the outcomes that matter most to people, and a need to build more collaborative relationships between healthcare professionals and their patients.
In this blog Paul Laboi, consultant nephrologist, describes how staff in the dialysis unit at York Teaching Hospitals introduced a programme of shared care for haemodialysis as a way of helping people to take more control of their care and creating a new relationship between patients and their health professionals.
In this blog, GP Ollie Hart outlines how person-centred care is not a new concept, and its effectiveness is now well evidenced through through pilots such as the Year of Care.
In this blog, Angela Coulter, Director of Global Initiatives at the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, Boston, and Senior Research Scientist at the Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, identifies 5 'best buys' for health services looking to implement person-centred care, with a short summary of the evidence and a practical pointer for each.