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Patient engagement guidance released

Patient engagement guidance released

17 June 2014

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Patient engagement and person-centred care could be improved through a new set of resources for commissioners and providers. 
Five 'simple guide' booklets have been produced by health and care charity coalition National Voices outlining best evidence approaches for involving people in their health and healthcare. 
The booklets draw on information from 779 systematic reviews worldwide. They offer practical ways forward based on accurate evidence. 

Patient engagement and person-centred care could be improved through a new set of resources for commissioners and providers. 
Five 'simple guide' booklets have been produced by health and care charity coalition National Voices outlining best evidence approaches for involving people in their health and healthcare. 
The booklets draw on information from 779 systematic reviews worldwide. They offer practical ways forward based on accurate evidence. 
The charity hopes this will allow commissioners, health professionals and service-user groups to see what works best and how to invest resources. 
The materials are focused on:
 – Supporting self-management.
 – Supporting shared decision-making.
 – Enhancing experience of healthcare.
 – Improving information and understanding.
 – Promoting prevention.
National Voices’ director of policy, Don Redding, said: “Commissioners and providers alike have legal duties to involve people in their health and healthcare. These simple booklets show the effect of various interventions on patients’ knowledge, their experience of using services, their outcomes and their use of resources. 
"National Voices’ Evidence for Person Centred Care is a fantastically rich set of materials which is easy to take away. Working together with service user groups, and making sound decisions based on these materials, person centred care is effective and achievable.”
The resources are available to view on the National Voices website

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