Launched in 2009, the NHS Constitution establishes the principles and values of the NHS in England. It sets out rights to which patients, public and staff are entitled, and pledges which the NHS is committed to achieve, including supporting patients and their families to make informed choices and be involved in their own care.
The final report of Lord Darzi’s NHS Next Stage Review. It responds to the 10 SHA strategic visions and sets out a vision for an NHS with quality at its heart.
Launched by the Long Term Conditions Alliance and the Scottish Government in September 2008, the strategy is informed by the lived experiences of people with long term conditions.
The NHS reform white paper made commitments that shared decision making will become the norm: 'no decision about me, without me', and that patients will have access to the information they want, to make choices about their care.
The recent NHS strategy document published alongside the NHS Operating Framework for 2011/12 referred directly to the findings of the Wanless review and makes the case that better management of long terms conditions and support for self care will lead to care that is more effective, a better experience and more productive.
This guide sets out the importance of supporting people with asthma to self manage and includes specific guidance for commissioners and those developing services on how this can be done.