National organisation launches dedicated personalised care podcast series for healthcare professionals

A dedicated personalised care podcast will launch this week to provide healthcare professionals with in-depth insights and first-person accounts of the positive impacts achieved by empowering people to get more involved in decisions about their care.

The Personalised Care Institute (PCI), the national organisation which sets the standards for evidence-based personalised care training, will host the Personalised Care Podcast series, facilitating discussions around personalised care across a variety of healthcare disciplines. First in the series is a focus on women’s health with guests from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

Each episode will discuss how a personalised care approach – which requires health and care professionals to reframe their focus from ‘what’s the matter’ with them to ‘what matters’ to someone – can be applied in different scenarios, leading to better patient outcomes, improved adherence to advice and increased clinician and patient satisfaction. It will also share approaches to embed such practices across health and social care.

The PCI’s clinical director, Dr Pauline Foreman, will host the first podcast in the series. Dr Foreman said: “This is the first podcast series of its kind and I’m pleased that we’ve got such an extensive and informative programme of bitesized episodes ahead. Listeners will hear firstperson accounts and discussions from their peers, leaders in personalised care and patients.

“The series is designed to provide an accessible way for multidisciplinary healthcare professionals to hear insightful accounts of how personalised care makes a difference in their clinical settings. We recognise that the true success of personalised care is embedding its practice with a prepared public, so we also talk about how a collaborative approach is needed to deliver tangible results for patients.”

The podcast – like the accredited eLearning training available on our virtual hub – will count towards CPD points. Listeners will qualify for a Certificate of Learning by completing a short online evaluation afterwards.

Dr Edward Morris, President of the RCOG, said: “We’re delighted to be involved in the launch of this podcast series for the whole healthcare sector, as we know the difference a personalised care approach can bring to patients and healthcare professionals. It’s fantastic to be part of this important conversation and I hope professionals listening will learn from the insights shared in the first episode and beyond.

“Consistently ensuring personalised care is available across the country has to be a focus as the healthcare sector adapts to future challenges. It’s great to see the PCI leading the charge to ensure that high-quality training is available for this to become a reality.”

Since its national launch, the PCI has created the first ever Personalised Care Curriculum, developed and launched several learning modules and has accredited more than 15 learning programmes across its flexible eLearning platform. These include three core modules suitable for all healthcare professionals covering core skills, shared decision making and personalised care and support planning.

Dr Foreman added: “We know from research that there are a plethora of benefits to a personalised care approach, both for patients and healthcare practitioners. At the PCI, we’re focused on offering high-quality training to as many healthcare professionals as possible, to embed the personalised care approach right across the sector.” The Personalised Care Podcast is available on all major podcast providers from today (Monday 24th May).

To listen to the new trailer for The Personalised Care Podcast series, click here. For more information about the PCI’s training, visit personalisedcareinstitute.org.uk

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