Whilst the structures and systems for planning and funding services are different in the different parts of the UK, they are all grappling with the same challenge: how do we create a different kind of NHS; one person-centred care is an every day reality?

Shared decision making and self-management support are at the very heart of of person-centred care. There is already a lot of evidence, confirming their positive impact on patient satisfaction and value for money.  However, there is much less knowledge about how to successfully shift NHS culture and practice so they happen at scale.

Our commissioning section provides a starting point for planning and funding (commissioning) shared decision making and self-management support and we need your help to develop it further.

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