Shared Decision Making in Secondary Care
The NHS Long Term Plan has pinned shared decision making as a key component of the universal personalised care plan model which should be implemented by 2023/241.
Shared decision making (SDM) ensures that individuals are supported to make decisions based on their personal preferences and are, therefore, more likely to adhere to evidence-based treatment regimes, and less likely to regret the decisions that are made2. With widespread availability of healthcare-related information and shifting perceptions of patients towards their own health, it is becoming of paramount importance for both patients and clinicians. However, this can be challenging to implement as part of routine practice. In this webinar Dr Ernie Wong shares his experience of implementing shared decision making in secondary care.
1. NHS England and NHS Improvement. Personalised care. Shared Decision Making. Available at Shared-decision-making-summary-guide-v1.pdf (england.nhs.uk)
2. Stacey, D. et al. (2014), Decision aids for people facing health treatment or screening decisions, Cochrane Database Syst. Review (1): CD001431
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Dr Ernie Wong
Consultant Respiratory Physician, Clinical Lead for Asthma