Here at the surgery we offer a service called Person Centred Care Planning. It is aimed to promote self management amongst our patients and encourage shared decision making.
There are a number of patients on the register that our GP's feel benefit from this service. The patients are asked to complete a questionnaire which gives the healthcare professionals involved in their care an understanding of how well the patient understands their health and conditions. It also gives an indication as to how best to help the patient develop further skills and knowledge.
The patients on the register are then asked to attend a 'care plan' where goals will be set by our Practice Nurse. This will then be reviewed as agreed with by the nurse.