In this article, Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive of National Voices, sets out five key areas which are repeatedly identified through research as important to patients and their families: information, patient involvement in decision-making, self-management education and support, communication training for professionals and well-targeted approaches to improving people's health behaviours.
This webpage summarises a briefing paper developed by ImROC which examines the current approaches to risk assessment and management in mental health services, and calls for them to be changed so they are more supportive of individual recovery.
Patient, manager, expert, individual. Improving the sustainability of the healthcare system by removing barriers for people with long-term conditions
In this report, the College of Medicine's Sustainable Healthcare Steering Group set sout a vision for change based around three themes: embedding a patient-centred approach and treating the individual; navigation and coaching; and harnessing technology to support self-management. Around each theme, the Group has examined examples of care and made recommendations for change in the NHS.
One person, one team, one system: Report of the Independent Commission on Whole Person Care for the Labour Party
The report describes the case for change and the need to achieve services where the needs of one person are addressed by people acting as one team, from organisations behaving as one system. It sets out how a more integrated system should look and how it can be achieved, including co-management and shared decision making.