Personalised care

Personalised care means empowering people to have greater choice and control over the way their health and care is delivered. It is fundamental to the changes the NHS is seeking to make over the next few years.  The result is better health and wellbeing for individuals, better quality and experience of care that is integrated and tailored around what really matters to them, and more sustainable NHS services.

Integrated Personal Commissioning

Find out how people, carers and families with a range of long-term conditions and disabilities are being supported to take an active role in their health and wellbeing.

Personal health budgets

Personal health budgets are a way to give people with long term health conditions and disabilities more choice and control over the money spent on meeting their health and wellbeing needs.

Patient activation

Patient activation describes the knowledge, skills and confidence that a person has to manage their own health and wellbeing. Find out about assessing ‘activation’ and using the information to improve people’s outcomes and experience.

Social prescribing

Social prescribing is a means of enabling GPs and other frontline healthcare professionals to refer people to services and activities in their community instead of offering only medicalised solutions.

Shared decision making

Shared decision making means that individuals are supported to make health and care decisions that are right for them. Find out about evidence and resources available to support implementation in practice.

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