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Promoting person-centred approaches

Published: 5 September, 2017

Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care have announced a new Person-Centred Approaches Core Skills Education and Training Framework to support person-centred approaches for the health and social care workforce.

This approach, outlined in the Five Year Forward View, puts people, families and communities at the heart of health, care and wellbeing.  It encourages people to speak with staff about what is important to them, helping to develop a shared understanding of what matters to them.

The new framework helps workers communicate meaningfully both verbally and non-verbally, tailoring the care and advice they give to suit peoples’ needs. It supports individuals to better manage their own health and wellbeing through bespoke care, planning and support. Where appropriate, the framework encourages shared decision making, outlining all reasonable options and ensuring that all information is personalised, accessible and useful.

Read about other resources supporting integrated, patient centred care.

September 2017

Last updated: 2 September, 2017

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