AQuA expert speakers invited to NICE Shared Decision Making Guideline Committee

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Feb 12 2020 News

On Tuesday 21 January AQuA were delighted to deliver an expert testimonial at the NICE Shared Decision Making Guideline Committee. We were asked to present at the National committee in recognition of our team’s expertise, knowledge and extensive experience of success in the area.  Our team have almost 9 years working in Shared Decision Making (SDM), running National and Regional collaboratives and train the trainer programmes, along with masterclasses and bespoke work with teams, organisations and systems.

The testimonial was delivered by Emma Walker, Associate Director and Rachel Bryers, Person Centred Care Programme Manager. Emma and Rachel focused their talk on four key areas; culture, competency, competing priorities and supporting approaches.

Key takeaways from the talk included the importance of board to frontline engagement and continuous learning to improve and embed SDM. Emma and Rachel highlighted the importance of framing SDM around national drivers, CQC and legal frameworks, and using quality improvement to provide a clear process and support for teams to analyse, plan, test, measure and embed changes in practice around SDM.

On delivering the talk, Emma Walker said:

“We are delighted to have been invited to speak at this NICE Guideline Committee on a topic that is key to the work we do here at AQuA. It’s great to be recognised for our expertise in the field and be given the opportunity to showcase the work we do in Shared Decision Making.”   

Following the delivery of the talk, a presentation report was also provided to the committee.

If you would like any further information on the testimonial that was delivered, or information on how we can support your organisation with Shared Decision Making, please contact:

Emma Walker, Associate Director

Rachel Bryers, Person Centred Care Programme Manager

To discuss more about how AQuA can support your organisation or the opportunities for expert speaker delivery, please contact

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