Person-centred care is one of the key components, and central to, the WMAHSN’s long-term vision. It is a key ingredient in ensuring a healthier region and excellence in care. It must remain a central tenet to support the future affordability of NHS care through promoting care professionals’ skills in person-centred care; self-management and self-care; generating, collating and acting on patient feedback; engaging the public and service users of health and social care in service development and service redesign; sharing of a person’s medical records; empowering service users of health and social care about their own care; patient decision aids and clinical decision support tools; patient safety; and patient-centred evaluation. This is a vital component of the WMAHSN’s work, cutting across all priorities and programmes.
This network will bring together patients and citizens with all of WMAHSN clinical and system priorities to engender a co-created (patient and public involvement) methodology across our networks, services and programmes. The network will provide important input into the Meridian health innovation exchange activities.
All members have full access to WMAHSN’s opportunities for innovation process, which is delivered through the Meridian online health innovation exchange and allows them to propose innovative person-centred care solutions to deliver on our four priority areas and which may need investment to spread at scale and pace across the region.
To access this service contact Joanne Simon, Research Institute Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org.