Today (31 January) the action plan for Universal Personalised Care is launched which signals a significant step-change in the scale and delivery of personalised care in the NHS.
The NHS Long Term Plan (LTP) says that the time has come to give people the same choice and control over their mental and physical health that they have come to expect in every other part of their life.
Universal Personalised Care sets out the plan for achieving this change. It establishes the comprehensive personalised care model with six evidence-based programmes of work and details how the NHS can support people of all ages, and their carers, to manage their physical and mental health and wellbeing, build community resilience, and make informed decisions and choices when their health changes.
Nigel Mathers, C4CC co-chair, said: “This is the biggest commitment that there has ever been from NHS England, backed up by a clear action plan. Many of our partners have been involved in its development and C4CC is proud to be one of its sponsors and welcomes its publication.”
Anna Severwright, C4CC co-chair, adds: “Great progress has already been made but there is much more to be done to realise the ambitions set out and to achieve the scale and quality of personalised care that we are all striving for.
“We will be working closely with our partners over the coming weeks and months to explore how we best support these exciting but challenging plans.”
Read Anna’s blog commenting further on Universal Personalised Care, here.