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Can good, personalised care conversations happen over the phone?

This is a guest blog from Carol Pickering, executive coach and organisational development practitioner, and Mary Cross, health coach, trainer and learning & development specialist at Health Coaching Academy, in which they share their top six tips for health and care professionals wanting to conduct high quality, personalised care conversations over the phone.  Can good,

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How NASP can support the development of social prescribing in Primary Care Networks and Integrated Care Systems. 

This is a guest blog from Najnin Islam, Head of Healthcare Integration at the National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP), a member of the Personalised Care Institute (PCI) Steering Group. It outlines what resources are available from NASP to support health and care systems to maximise social prescribing and provide personalised care to their local communities. 

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Why personalised care plans should be a norm for long-term conditions

Dr Nilesh Bharakhada, is the Clinical Director for Health and Care at the Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) There are over 26 million people in the UK living with at least one long-term condition and 10 million who have two or more1. Many of them are at different stages of their conditions, have different lifestyles

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Transforming conversations and relationships using health coaching

Personalised Care Institute Ambassador, Dr Aicha Bouraoui, is supporting Health Coaching Awareness Week this week, by sharing her experiences of health coaching and how she has built it into her day-to-day practice and service delivery. Dr Bouraoui is a clinical research fellow in adolescent rheumatology and an ST7 in rheumatology and general internal medicine. She

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Personalised Care Institute to launch ‘Personalised Care Week’ with flagship ‘Tackling Health Inequalities’ conference

The Personalised Care Institute is delighted to announce the launch of ‘Personalised Care Week’ – a four-day ‘roadshow’ of webinars, videos and educational activities showcasing best practice examples, lived experience and education on personalised care, as well as a free headline half day virtual conference. Taking place from the 25th to the 28 September 2023,

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Half of health and care professionals report rise in money-related health issues – but majority feel unequipped to have financial conversations

Half of health and care professionals have seen an increase over the last six months in the number of patients presenting with conditions potentially caused or exacerbated by money worries – but nine in 10 (88%) don’t feel equipped to have financial conversations, according to new research.  Conducted by the Personalised Care Institute (PCI) and

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Virtual reality training launched so health and care professionals can test and develop their shared decision making skills

The Personalised Care Institute (PCI) has launched lifelike virtual reality training on shared decision making (SDM) for health and care professionals – after research found that nearly half (46%) report gaps in their knowledge and most (70%) would like to learn more¹. The simulation, believed to be the first in the world to use non-immersive

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The Right to Smile

This is a guest blog by the Right to Smile Consensus, which is taking action to improve the oral health of people who experience severe mental ill health. The blog was co-authored by the following people:  Dr Vishal Aggarwal is a dentist and clinical associate professor at the University of Leeds.  Dr Carolyn A Chew-Graham is a

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