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.

The clinician perspective on person-centred care

Newsletter feature
30 August 2018

We spoke to Isabel Hodkinson – a GP in Tower Hamlets, in east London – about the benefits of person-centred care for clinicians and their patients.

'The more you know, the more you realise it is really challenging to do': Tensions and uncertainties in person-centred support for people with long-term conditions

Journal article
18 April 2018

Objective To identify and examine tensions and uncertainties in person-centred approaches to self-management support – approaches that take patients seriously as moral agents and orient support to ...

Fidelity or flexibility: An ethnographic study of the implementation and use of the Patient Activation Measure

Journal article
15 February 2018

Objective: To evaluate the use of the PAM in the English National Health service. The PAM is a validated scale that measures ‘activation’ (people’s knowledge, skills, and confidence in managing their ...

Webinar: Complex public health challenges and local action

19 December 2017

This webinar will be helpful for those working in public health and local government.

Co-production: Everybody’s talking about it, but am I really doing it?

10 October 2017

On World Mental Health Day, it’s timely to reflect on how mental health services are changing.

A quality registry approach to support patient-centred, outcomes-focused, cost-effective care in rheumatology

Improvement project

This project aims to improve the quality of care provided to rheumatology patients in two health board clinics in Scotland.

Person-centred care for children with asthma using non-health care community resources: The SCORE Programme

Improvement project

This project aims to empower children with asthma to understand their condition, self-manage it and participate in physical activities.

Person-centred arts and culture to improve wellbeing

Improvement project

This project focused on people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and children with lower level mental health problems.

The value of different aspects of person-centred care: a series of discrete choice experiments in people with long-term conditions

Journal article
7 July 2017

Objective: To measure the value the patients place on different aspects of person-centred care. Design: We systematically identified four attributes of person-centred care. We then measured their v...

REMAIN: REAsonable adjustments to MAINstream diabetes and obesity care for adults with a learning disability

Research project

This project involved developing resources for commissioners and practitioners to facilitate reasonable adjustments to diabetes services so that they meet statutory obligations.

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