The Health Foundation is an independent charity working to continuously improve the quality of heatlhcare in the UK
Priority topic

Person-centred care

Why is this a priority for us?

We want a more person-centred healthcare system, where people are supported to make informed decisions about and to successfully manage their own health and care, and choose when to invite others to act on their behalf.

We want healthcare services to understand and deliver care responsive to people’s individual abilities, preferences, lifestyles and goals.

Making this a reality requires:

  • the practice of person-centred care to spread beyond the innovators and early adopters into mainstream healthcare
  • a mindset and behaviours among patients and clinicians that turn the aspiration of person-centred care into reality
  • policy and practice frameworks that support clinicians and patients to take on new roles and relationships.

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