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Wrong kind of care plans?

Doctors are pretty sceptical about care plans. No less so since the government started providing incentives for patients with long term conditions to have care plans. Yet a published Cochrane Review suggests that care plans can improve physical and mental health and improve people’s confidence in managing their own conditions [1]. So what’s the reason …read more

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Care plans and care planning: a rare event?

Have you seen a care plan recently? Despite a massive effort, we didn’t see many in our national evaluation of care plans and care planning. Our new paper reports the findings of this work, summarised here.

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What does ‘shared decision-making’ mean, and to whom?

According to the current UK Government, in the NHS there should be ‘no decision about me, without me’.  Shared decision-making  – enabling patients to be involved in choices about treatment and management of their health, in partnership with health professionals – could breathe life into policy rhetoric.  But our efforts are hampered by a lack …read more

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