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Power and safety in health conversations – a fundamental aspect of Personalised Care

By Nick Nielsen and Dr Doug Hing, Lead Trainers at OSCA Mr Z has been called in to review his diabetes. You see that he is overweight and smells of cigarette smoke. He’s missed most of his specialist appointments and his blood results show things are getting worse despite recently starting another medication. His past …

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Working together to deliver a shared purpose of personalised care training for link workers

We are proud to have been working with the National Association of Link Workers (NALW) since September 2020. NALW is a key member of our Steering Group, all 40 members of which are instrumental in helping to steer the direction of the personalised care programme and ensuring that all objectives, outputs and priorities are met. They meet …

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Personalised Care – empowering people and clinicians for better, more equitable health outcomes

By James Sanderson, NHS England Director of Personalised Care Despite the obvious challenges facing clinical teams over the past 18 months it is amazing to see a continued commitment to continuous improvement of working, including ways to integrate and embrace new techniques and approaches.  Launched 12 months ago, the Personalised Care Institute (PCI), has a …

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Long-standing accredited training partner receives personalised care research grant

By Dr Kevin Barrett, clinical lead for accreditation at the Personalised Care Institute  Recently, one of our first training providers to receive PCI course accreditation, Bridges Self-Management, was announced as being the main research partner for a post-Covid syndrome* project which is to receive a £1.1m grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).  …

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New PCI ambassador programme launched to help bring personalised care to even more people

We’re delighted to be launching a brand new ambassador programme which will see us working with 20 highly-qualified, skilled and passionate professionals from across a range of specialisms – including GPs, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, social prescribing link workers and a host of other health and care roles. Bringing their passion for personalised care together with …

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Core skills training: Building a strong foundation for the delivery of personalised care

  By Dr Pauline Foreman, clinical director at the Personalised Care Institute   As we approach the PCI’s first anniversary in September, I’d like to reflect on the continued importance of  personalised care training and the role of our introductory Core Skills module.  The PCI was established to set the standards for personalised care training for the …

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Why we’ll be speaking at a number of international events this year

There’s good reason for our passion too, as the evidence shows what a huge difference personalised care can make, firstly to health outcomes, but also to the many subtle things that lead to better outcomes – such as adherence to medical advice and improved patient satisfaction. However, while our focus is very much on supporting …

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