Our Journey towards Personalised Care

personalised_care_presentation.jpgMore than 100 people working in NHS services, councils and community organisations came together on Mon 25 February at a special event in Leeds to discuss working in partnership with people to further improve their health and wellbeing with and for them.

The event, organised by our Partnership, covered the importance of self-management and what this means for people delivering and receiving care. Areas discussed included the support people need to manage their own health, the importance of better conversations with health care workers and the added value of having more control and freedom over personal health budgets to meet their needs.

Another theme of the event was addressing the wider determinants of health - a key part of the NHS Long term Plan. As services work to prevent people developing long term health conditions, social prescribing is an area of work that can help people with more general problems which are impacting on their health and link them with community organisations that can help them most effectively.

The NHS’ long term plan says that within five years over 2.5 million more people will benefit from ‘social prescribing’, a personal health budget and new support for managing their own health in partnership with patients’ groups and the voluntary sector.

Across West Yorkshire and Harrogate many of the elements of the personalised care model are already in place or being developed.  As part of the NHS England Personalised Care Demonstrator Programme West Yorkshire and Harrogate have been working with support from NHS England to build, develop and spread the model of personalised care delivered locally in Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield.

Read or download the 'Our journey to Personalised Care' presentation

Read or download the 'Health Coaching and Personalised Care' presentation

Report of findings from the 'Our Journey to Personalised Care' event