For many years the NHS has talked about the need to shift towards a more personalised approach to health and care so that people have the same choice and control over their mental and physical health that they have come to expect in every other part of their life. And as local health and care organisations work together more closely than ever before, they are recognising the power of individuals as the best integrators of their own care.
This document sets out how the NHS Long Term Plan commitments for personalised care will be delivered. It introduces the comprehensive model for personalised care, comprising six, evidence-based standard components, intended to improve health and wellbeing outcomes and quality of care, whilst also enhancing value for money. Implementation will be guided by delivery partnerships with local government,
The Comprehensive Model for Personalised Care has been co-produced with people with lived experience and a wide range of stakeholders and brings together six evidence-based and inter-linked components, each of which is defined by a standard, replicable delivery model. The components are:
- Shared decision making
- Personalised care and support planning
- Enabling choice, including legal rights to choice
- Social prescribing and community-based support
- Supported self-management
- Personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets.
Through these standard models we seek to create the balance between specifying a national, consistent standard and enabling flexibility for local adaptation and implementation. We also seek to align to or build on existing personalised approaches that have been adopted by both social care and health in many areas.