Tag: health and care

Buurtzorg: revolutionising home care in the Netherlands

Home care in the Netherlands is provided to the chronically ill, people with dementia, and individuals in need of end-of-life care following their discharge from hospital. It encompasses medical treatment and nursing services, such as dressing wounds and giving injections, as well as personal care such as help with taking a shower or guidance on coping with daily activities. Thus, home care is one of the most personal forms of healthcare. Buurtzorg was founded as […]

Shared decision making (health)

Shared decision making is when health professionals and patients work together. This puts people at the centre of decisions about their own treatment and care. Explore further with these NICE guidelines.  NHS England has more information and a summary guide for people and organisations leading local implementation of shared decision making. Shared decision making: a model for clinical practice from The Health Foundation aims to translate existing conceptual descriptions of shared decision making int a three-step […]

Social prescribing

Recognising that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, social prescribing seeks to address people’s needs in a holistic way. It also aims to support individuals to take greater control of their own health. As well as benefitting the individual, social prescribing schemes could also lead to a reduction in the use of NHS services. Essentially, it’s a mechanism for linking patients with non-medical sources of support within the community […]

Health and care research

Some of the work and research done by NIHR Involve, a national advisory group which is part of, and funded by, the NIHR. It supports active public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research. They develop capacity and capability for public involvement in research providing advice and a range of resources to support researchers and the public involved in research. https://www.invo.org.uk/posttypepublication/national-standards-for-public-involvement/ Plus work specific to Wales: https://www.invo.org.uk/communities/invodirect-org/involving-people-national-institute-for-social-care-and-health-research-clinical-research-centre-nischr-crc/ And their evidence library: https://www.invo.org.uk/resource-centre/libraries/evidence-library/