This report is a distillation of learning and discussions from a summit hosted by the Health Foundation which identified that, as champion of patient and carer involvement, the NHS Commissioning Board has a critical role to play in making shared decision making the norm.
In this blog, Angela Coulter highlights that the Government’s consultation No decision about me without me: further consultation on proposals to secure shared decision making confuses provider choice with shared decision making and argues that the latter is equally important but overlooked in the consultation.
This blog sets out evidence that older people and people with less education benefit the most from well-presented information and are particularly positive about efforts to inform and involve them in their medical care.
In this article, Steve Laitner, national clinical lead for shared decision making sets out benefits for patients and the NHS – as well as some of the challenges – of implementing shared decision making. The article is available only to registered users of the site. It is free to register and open to all.
This article briefly sets out the experiences of sites working on the Health Foundation’s MAGIC programme to implement shared decision making and concludes that staff now see it as a 'different way of doing something they do already, but with better outcomes'.
In this paper Al Mulley and colleagues argue that failure to diagnose patients’ preferences for their care amounts to misdiagnosis, with implications for service usage and patient satisfaction. The paper sets out some approaches to addressing this.