Below is a summary of key resources that can support implementation of shared decision making.
- Shared Decision Making Summary Guide
- Decision support resources: a range of decision support resources are available through NICE
- Smoking cessation decision aid: Public Health England – stop smoking options: guidance for conversations with patients
- SDM measurement guidance: explaining why you should measure SDM, the challenges and some things to consider, including a description of three measurement tools
- GP patient survey item 28. The GP Patient Survey assesses patients’ experience of healthcare services provided by GP practices and experience of NHS dental services.
- CollaboRATE: A patient reported measure with three brief questions completed after a consultation.
- SDM Q-9 / SDM-Q-DOC: A nine item questionnaire completed by the individual and health care professional following a consultation.
- A systematic review has been undertaken by SQW, an independent research and consultancy organisation, in improving communication between clinicians and patients in the NHS. This report has been prepared by SQW and presents key findings from the review.
- Skills for Health, Skills for Care and Health Education England: E-learning introduction to person centered approaches
- Association of Medical Royal Colleges and University of Cambridge risk communication toolkit: e-learning course designed for health care professionals to help them develop skills for communicating effectively about the potential harms and benefits of treatment options.
- Communicating potential harms and benefits
- Ask 3 questions: resources to help increase individuals’ awareness of shared decision making; increase their expectations for a shared decision making consultation; and provide them with a way of taking part in shared decision making.
- BRAN: Choosing Wisely UK and Association of Medical Royal Colleges campaign to encourage individuals to ask four questions of the doctor or nurse to make better decisions together.
- Health A-Z: Guides to conditions, symptoms and treatments, including what to do and when to get help.
Specific health literacy resources
- Simplified communication techniques: multiple resources are available to help clear communication between a health and care professional and the person they are caring for. These can all be found in the national health literacy toolkit, hosted on behalf of the system in England, by Health Education England.