The Personalised Care Institute (PCI) is encouraging healthcare professionals to take its free online Core Skills module, as new research reveals the impact of personalised care on patients.
The organisation is celebrating its first anniversary this month and, to mark the occasion, it has published new data (below), which shows that when patients receive personalised care, they are statistically more likely to understand the advice given, feel motivated to follow it, find it easy to follow, feel in control of their recovery and feel listened to and valued.
The data, which is based on patient experiences from 4,410 appointments, also revealed that nine out of 10 people believe that a personalised care approach to healthcare would help them to manage their health issue more effectively.
The PCIs online Core Skills module takes just 60 minutes to complete and all learners get a Certificate of Learning as proof of professional development.
Dr Pauline Foreman, clinical director at the PCI, said: “We’d like to thank the thousands of health and care professionals that have already completed our courses and taken that all-important first step in their personalised care training journey and we hope that many more will join them this month.
“Our latest research shows just how much personalised care helps patients which is why training is so important. Our free courses are suitable for all health and care professionals, regardless of profession or seniority and across all health settings. I’d encourage all healthcare professionals to invest in their learning and development in this area and help to really drive change to empower patients.”
In its first year, the Core Skills module has been completed by professionals representing more than 25 disciplines, including physiotherapists, midwives, GPs, nurses and paramedics.
The Personalised Care Institute is backed by NHS England and Improvement and supported by more than 40 health organisations, including royal colleges, key professional associations and patient groups.
|Thinking about the days and weeks that followed your appointment, which of the following do you believe to be true?||Personalised care||Non personalised care|
|I found it easy to follow the advice given||40%||35%|
|I felt that I understood the advice I was given||41%||33%|
|I felt listened to and valued||38%||22%|
|I felt motivated to follow the advice given||32%||21%|
|I felt in control of my recovery||32%||21%|
|I felt pain/discomfort for longer than expected||15%||19%|
|I recovered slower than expected||14%||17%|
|I had to book an extra appointment that wasn’t planned||13%||12%|
|I felt unsure about whether I was following the advice correctly||10%||11%|
|I stopped following the advice sooner than I intended||9%||9%|