The NHS Long Term Plan makes personalised care business as usual across the health and care system. Personalised care means people have choice and control over the way their care is planned and delivered, based on ‘what matters’ to them and their individual diverse strengths, culturally appropriate needs and preferences.

There are six key components of personalised care with the first three being the focus of the personalised care requirements within the Network Contract DES):

• Shared decision making (SDM)
• Personalised care and support planning (PCSP)
• Social prescribing and community-based support (SP)
• Choice
• Supported self-management (SSM)
• Personal health budgets (PHBs) and integrated personal budgets (IPBs)

There are some specific things which PCNs must have done by 30 September 2022 including working with the Commissioner and Stakeholders to design, agree and out in place a programme to offer and improve access to social prescribing to an identified cohort with unmet needs and all clinical staff should have undertaken the Personalised Care Institutes Shared Decision Making conversations refresher e-Learning.

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