A Guide to Person-Centred Care Made Simple
The Health Foundation has recently produced a practical quick guide for self-management support which older people and people living with long-term conditions and disabilities may find very useful.
The challenges facing the NHS are well understood, at the same time, health and social care budgets are under increasing pressure. If high quality care that affords people the best possible quality of life is to be provided, the relationship between people and the services that provide their care must be reassessed. In person-centred care, health and social care professionals work collaboratively with people who use services. Person-centred care supports people to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to more effectively manage and make informed decisions about their own health and health care; coordinated and tailored to the needs of the individual.
This guide explains what self-management support is, why it is important, and how to ensure it is grounded in everyday practice. You can read and/or download the Guide to Self-management support from the link below.