Shared Decision Making should no longer be considered an option for patient care in the NHS but a basic requirement. There is a wealth of evidence that diagnosing patients’ preferences is of vital importance in delivering effective, patient centered care, yet there is evidence that the NHS is failing to deliver this. Implementing Shared Decision Making requires several key steps:
AQuA was delighted to win part of the Department of Health QIPP Right Care National tender for Shared Decision Making in the crucial area of culture change. The programme has been very successful in delivering culture change, patient empowerment and tools to measure Shared Decision Making in everyday clinical practice, in a range of settings and clinical pathways.
This report tells the story of AQuA’s work over the past year and we hope it incentivises readers to implement Shared Decision Making in their own practice and organisations.
Aqua appoints three Special Advisors
System OD: Round Table and Tweet Chat
Acute Medics as Improvers: Fundamental Quality Improvement Skills for Clinicians
Appreciating Health and Care – share your case studies
Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) – events to support you!
Hospital Acquired Pneumonia Research Project