Our Declaration: making it happen

Front cover of the long term conditions declarationOur Declaration sets out the importance of person centred care for people with long term conditions, what needs to change and why we need to change. It was developed for and with input from health and care professionals, policy makers and people with long term conditions.

For more information about Our Declaration including the story of how it was developed, the case for change and what steps NHS England has taken so far to meet the challenge it sets out, please visit Our Declaration section. The case for change and drivers behind the increased focus on person centred approaches are explained in National Action for Change.

View Our Declaration

The Action for Person Centred Care Campaign is helping to make Our Declaration a reality with individuals and organisations pledging action and sharing progress, examples and ideas through social media (#A4PCC). Add yours here: My Declaration – make your commitment to act.

Here are some declarations made so far

Declarations will be regularly refreshed so look out for your personal or organisational declaration featuring here soon!

Our Declaration] provides a consistent message that we can all agree on, so that people with long term conditions and disabilities feel supported and heard, so they feel enabled to live and stay well. My declaration is it endeavour to support people to achieve their personal outcomes, through a coordinated and enabling approach at every contact
Katie Coleman, GP and Vice Chair Clinical of Islington CCG.

Our Declaration is an important step toward acknowledging the impact of living with long term conditions has on all aspects of a person’s life. By putting patients at the centre of their care, we can avoid them becoming lost within the healthcare system.

Anne Thurston, National Osteoporosis Society

At the moment non-patient-centred care causes loss of trust lack of communication. If used correctly and implemented at all key levels Our Declaration will save lives and help deterioration of conditions to be slowed or halted”.

Reverend Jacky Barfoot, Patient and Disability Campaigner.

See the full list of individuals and organisations who have already signed up to Our Declaration.


  • Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA)
  • Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Birmingham Cross City Patient Participation Group
  • British Geriatric Society
  • Cheshire Area for Cheshire Action
  • Coalition for Collaborative Care (C4CC)
  • Hospice UK
  • Insignia Health
  • Leeds Community Healthcare
  • Marie Curie
  • National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA)
  • National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC)
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
  • National Kidney Fund
  • Neurological Alliance
  • NHS Barnsley CCG
  • NHS People’s Panel
  • NIHR Dissemination Centre
  • Northern, Eastern and Western Devon CCG
  • Parish Nursing Ministries UK
  • Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Self Management UK
  • Skills for Care
  • Skills for Health
  • Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust
  • TPP
  • University of Southampton
  • Wessex Kidney Centre


  • Nigel Acheson, Medical Director, NHS England (South)
  • Kristi Adams, Programme Manager, RCGP Collaborative Care and Support Planning Programme, RCGP
  • Kate Adlington, Clinical Fellow, NHS England
  • Alison Austin, Personalisation Team, NHS England
  • David Bateman, National Clinical Director for Neurology, NHS England
  • David Bramley, Deputy Head and Programme Lead for Older people, NHS England
  • Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia, NHS England
  • Lesley Callow, Service Delivery Manager LTC Improvement Programme, NHSIQ
  • Fiona Carey, C4CC Co-Production Group
  • Jerry Clough, Chief Operating Officer & Locality Managing Director, Western Locality
  • A W Collins, The Health Foundation
  • Jackie Cornish, National Clinical Director for Children, Young People and Transition, NHS England
  • Richard Cross, C4CC Co-Production Group
  • Erika Denton, National Clinical Director for Diagnostics, NHS England
  • Clenton Farquharson, C4CC Co-Production Group
  • Richard Fluck, National Clinical Director for Renal, NHS England
  • Trevor Fossey, C4CC Co-Production Group
  • Bill Gowans, Shropshire CCG
  • Ruth Hall, NHS England
  • Isabel Hodkinson, Tower Hamlets CCG
  • Lindsay Hughes, Programme Lead for Rehabilitation, NHS England
  • Raymond Jankowski, Public Health England
  • Marc Jeanneret, CQC
  • Paulette Johnson, NHS England
  • Peter Kay, National Clinical Director for MSK, NHS England
  • Sharon Lamont, NHS England
  • Martin McShane, National Medical Director for LTCs, NHS England
  • Sarah Marsh, Programme Lead for LTCs, NHS England
  • Beverley Matthews, Programme Director for LTC Improvement Programme and LTC Year Of Care Commissioning Programme, NHS Digital
  • Neeta Mehta, C4CC Co-Production Group
  • Andrew Mills, LTC Project Delivery Manager, NHS England
  • Christine Morgan, C4CC Co-Production Group
  • Mike Morgan, National Clinical Director for Respiratory Diseases, NHS England
  • Shelagh Morris, Deputy Chief Professional Officer for AHPs, NHS England
  • Arun Nayyar, North East Lincolnshire CCG
  • Penny Newman, Colchester University Hospital
  • Peter O’Reilly, Chief Executive of Greater Manchester Fire Service & Strategic Health Lead for the Chief Fire Officers Association
  • Jo Powell, Programme Lead for Dementia, NHS England
  • Sally Percival, C4CC
  • Shahana Ramsden, C4CC
  • Don Redding, National Voices
  • Martin Routledge, Programme Director, C4CC
  • Mandy Rudczenko, C4CC Co-Production Group
  • Fiona Russell, LGA
  • Dr Lance Saker, GP, Hampstead Group Practice, Camden CCG Board
  • Sabyia Sheikh, Delivery Support Manager, NHS IQ
  • Adrian Sieff, The Health Foundation
  • Roger Smith, C4CC Co-Production Group
  • Susan Swientozielskyj, Head of Long Term Conditions & Health Improvement, Nursing Directorate, NHS England
  • David Trigger, C4CC Co-Production Group
  • Katie Walkin, Older People Project Delivery Officer, NHS England
  • Bee Wee, National Clinical Director for End of Life Care, NHS England
  • Robert Westgate, GP, Cumbria
  • Jacquie White, Deputy Director for LTCs, Older People and End of Life Care, NHS England
  • Martin Wildman, Sheffield University
  • Louise Wilson, Network Delivery Manager, Northern England Strategic Clinical Networks
  • John Young, National Clinical Director for Older People, NHS England