This guide is designed to help commissioners, clinicians and networks interested in setting up Year of Care programmes locally.
The Year of Care programme set out to learn how routine care can be redesigned and commissioned to provide a personalised approach, including support for self management, for people with long term conditions, starting with diabetes.
It is a three year programme. The guide focuses on the preparatory phase only (i.e. the first year). It concentrates on what needs to be put in place and particularly the key role commissioning has to play. Each section provides guidance based on national literature and the experience of the three Year of Care pilots.