This site is intended for health professionals only

Patient engagement guidance released


17 June 2014

Share this story:
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

Want news like this straight to your inbox?

Related news


School vaccine programme queue
Target for 12-15-year-olds to receive Covid jab by October half-term
NHS England has set out a target for Covid vaccinations of healthy 12-15-year-olds to start...
Booster vaccination
Winter Covid booster plan to begin from next week
Eligible patients will begin receiving Covid booster vaccines ‘from next week’, the health secretary has...