Our personalised care curriculum

What is the personalised care curriculum?

The personalised care curriculum sets out a structured educational framework to assist health and care professionals in the delivery of personalised care to patients. The purpose of the curriculum is to embody the values, behaviours and capabilities needed to deliver a streamlined and unified approach to personalised care. The curriculum is based on the principles of Excellence by Design2 – the GMC’s standards for the development and design of postgraduate medical curricula – and incorporates generic professional capabilities across the spectrum of the wider healthcare workforce.

Our training exists to support the professional development of those in the health and care profession. The curriculum provides a foundation to deliver the six components of personalised care and outlines a framework for learning outcomes and standards of training, accreditation and governance of training courses.

Who is the personalised care curriculum for?

Our curriculum is aimed at professionals within the primary and secondary care workforce and wider community teams. Our programme of learning guides personal professional development for registered health and care professionals such as doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and pharmacists, and the wider non-registered health and social care workforce such as care coordinators, social prescribing link workers, health and well-being coaches.

Education and training providers who require PCI accreditation for their courses can also use our curriculum to ensure they are delivering to the highest possible standards, as can commissioners of education and training who are looking to develop a future workforce with the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed by employers to transform personalised care services.

The curriculum can be used by learners of all levels and experience as the training will build on existing core skills, equipping health and care professionals with improved expertise according to their individual roles. We’re confident that those who hold higher positions of responsibility will also find the curriculum helpful in clarifying the desired behaviours needed in order for their teams to implement a personalised approach. The curriculum outlines the specific skill sets required in order for health and care professionals to deliver personalised care appropriately.

How is the curriculum structured?

The personalised care curriculum is based on professional behaviours and high-level learning outcomes rather than a detailed syllabus. We encourage professionals and organisations to develop their own syllabus based on the scope and needs of their own practice. Rather than provide a list of tasks for learners, it was key for us to strengthen the perspective of users and offer a variety of learning methods to develop their own blended learning strategies.

Within the curriculum are ‘models and approaches’ that can be used to deliver the six components of personalised care. We’ve split them out for ease of understanding, but the models and approaches should be considered together as part of an integrated training programme.

  • Definition and Introduction
  • Key elements of the model(s)
  • Learning outcomes specific to this model or approach
  • Appropriate methods of teaching
  • Standards for course providers.
  • Introduction to the topic
  • Descriptors of professional behaviours
  • Learning outcomes applied to both learners and users of services
  • Outlines for learning and assessment strategies.

Through our curriculum, health and care professionals will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to deliver personalised care in their local communities. This will lead to empowering people to improve their overall wellbeing, health, care and support.

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