This brief document provides an overview of what person-centred care is and why it is important. It sets out how person-centred care is a way of thinking and doing things that sees the people using health and social services as equal partners in planning, developing and monitoring care to make sure it meets their needs and argues that it is a key component of developing high quality healthcare.
This report argues for giving citizens greater control over their own health and care, so that services are redesigned around their needs and aspirations, to improve health outcomes and to save money by supporting people better to manage their conditions themselves.
The second page of this newsletter sets out a case study about how GP practices in Staffordshire are achieving genuine and meaningful patient and public engagement via social media following a dedicated programme to drive up online interactions.
This website provides a searchable database of telehealth and telecare projects and service developments active in Scotland. The database includes services and projects led by health, local authority, housing and voluntary sector organisations and about geographic area, organisation, users and technology.