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Why is the NHS adopting Personalised Care?

Personalised care represents a major practical change to the NHS and is a big part of the NHS Long Term Plan. It is a whole system approach that will allow a number of services across health, social care, public health and community to be linked together around you.

It is important to make these changes because a one-size-fits-all health and care system simply cannot meet the increasing complexity of people’s needs.

Find out more about the Long Term Plan

The Long Term Plan explained by The King's Fund

The NHS Long Term Plan states that people will get more control over their own health, and more personalised care when they need it. The NHS has developed a model of personalised care. It says that people will access personalised care through six key components which are:

  • Patient choice
  • Choosing the right treatment for you through shared decision making.
  • Supported self-management and self-care.
  • Social prescribing and community-based support.
  • Personalised care and support planning.
  • Personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets.

This video explains the NHS Personalised Care model: