Evidence tells us that supporting patients to be actively involved in their own care, treatment and support can improve outcomes and experience for patients, and potentially yield efficiency savings for the system through more personalised commissioning and supporting people to stay well and manage their own conditions better.
NHS England has made a commitment to become much better at involving patients (and their carers) by:
- giving them the power to manage their own health and make informed decisions about their care and treatment;
- and supporting them to improve their health and give them the best opportunity to lead the life that they want.
Personalised 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 care. It is coordinated and tailored to the needs of the individual, and healthcare professionals work collaboratively with people who use the services.
To find out more visit our Personalised care section of the website