Patients should be more involved in decisions about their care, says NICE

NICE | Published online: 19 September 2016

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A new collaborative, made up of the UK’s leading health care organisations including NICE, has set out plans that will help get patients more involved in decisions about their care.

Research has shown that when clinicians and health care professionals work together with their patient, more appropriate decisions are made about their care.

Called the ‘Shared Decision Making Collaborative’, the group of organisations made up of NICE, NHS England, the General Medical Council, professional bodies, patient organisations and universities, will work together to ensure shared decisions about care become a reality in everyday clinical practice.

A consensus statement and action plan outlines each organisation’s intentions and commitments to promote a move away from paternal medicine, so that care is delivered with the patient, not at the patient.

View the full statement here

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