Person-centred care Person-centred care supports people to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to more effectively manage and make informed decisions about their own health and health care


In person-centred care, health and social care professionals work collaboratively with those that use their services.

Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.

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Welcome investment to accelerate the use of AI and technology in health and care

Press release
28 January 2020

Health Foundation response to the government’s new Artificial Intelligence Award for health and care.

New opportunity to improve health care through collaborative communities

8 January 2020

A new £2.1m programme for partnerships developing collaborative communities where people, families, health care professionals and researchers work together to improve health care.

A combined effort for autism: lessons from the community for the health system

26 September 2019

Research shows 88% of autistic people do not think their needs are understood by health professionals. Emily Niner and Oliver Smithson explain why a collaborative approach is required for improvement.

On the front line of quality improvement in Manchester: flashing lights, focused funding and forming habits

27 August 2019

Will Warburton reflects on what he learnt from his recent visit to front-line improvement practitioners in Manchester.

Collaboration is key to achieving better models of care

21 August 2019

What effect can collaboration between patients, families and clinicians have on health care systems and practices? Maddie Julian shares her experiences.

Ambition, collaboration and creativity: learning from health improvement communities in the US

13 May 2019

How do you bring patients, the public and health care professionals together to improve care? Sam Thomas reflects on learning from the US.

Effect on secondary care of providing enhanced support to residential and nursing home residents

Journal article
9 May 2019

A subgroup analysis of a retrospective matched cohort study 

Addressing possible problems with patients’ expectations, plans and decisions for the future

Journal article
9 May 2019

One strategy used by experienced clinicians in advance care planning conversations

Empowering prescribers to empower patients and fellow professionals: a novel approach to safe, person-centred practice

Improvement project

This project is aiming to improve the experiences of inpatients on insulin and the education of foundation trainees.

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