National Voices, the health and care charity coalition, is launching a new set of take-away resources which set out the best ways to engage people and make person centred care happen.

The resources titled Evidence for Person Centred Care, are designed to make it easy for commissioners and providers to access, understand and make use of the best evidence for various approaches to involving people in their health and healthcare.

Five ‘simple guide’ booklets can be quickly downloaded to use in making value cases for patient and service user involvement.

National Voices has provided the health and care systems with a definition of person centred coordinated care and a gold standard guide to care and support planning which is a key means to deliver it. They have now added a further key resource: an easy digest of the best international evidence on ways to enhance person centred care.

Evidence for Person Centred Care is a new area beste online casino of their website which explains and makes easily accessible to commissioners and others the results of 779 systematic research reviews worldwide.

Person-centred care involves placing people at the forefront of their health and care. It ensures people retain control, helps them make informed decisions and supports a partnership between individuals, families and services.

Some of the main components of person-centred care involve:

These pages summarise the highest quality evidence about what works in each of these areas. For each topic there is a downloadable ‘simple guide’ that explains the research and looks at patient focused interventions in relation to their impact on people’s knowledge; people’s experience of services; health outcomes and behaviours; and use of healthcare resources.

Person centred care is an important part of the HomeCareDirect service, in fact this year we were Highly Commended for Excellent Person Centred Care and Support Category of the Norfolk Care Awards 2014! So this type of resource from National Voices is a great way to bring to the attention of commissioners and other providers.