The recently published NHS long term plan1 outlines five large practical changes to the NHS service model, including ambitious plans for personalised care.
The goal is to establish the NHS comprehensive model of personalised care in every local health system. This model consists of six interconnected components: shared decision making; personalised care and support planning; enabling choice; social prescribing and community based support; supported self management; and personal health budgets. Their common aim is to give people more control over their health, care, and support at all stages of life. This can be life changing.