Patients in Control programme

South East Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) is commissioned by NHS England to help build expertise and capability in support of the participation agenda.

The CSU was one of five selected to pioneer new approaches to engagement through projects funded for two years across England, under NHS England’s CSU Field Force Programme.

Its aim is to create excellence in patient-centred commissioning. Based on personalised care such as shared decision making, self-management support and joint care planning, the programme empowers patients to manage their own treatment and care which is key to achieving better clinical and quality outcomes, improved patient experience, better management of long term conditions, reduced emergency care and earlier intervention / prevention.

The Putting Patients in Control Programme has been designed to help Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and NHS England Sub-Regions (formerly known as Area Teams) commission transformational models of personalised care, powered by the insights, knowledge and experience of patients as active partners in managing their own health and well-being.

Benefits of the programme

  • Improving outcomes and the care experience of patients and their carers through prevention and local co-design – a vision underpinned in the Five Year Forward View
  • Delivering better value for money, maximising returns on investment, better management of chronic conditions / post-acute care and reduced demand on urgent care
  • Assuring compliance with the NHS Mandate, Health & Social Care Act, NHS Constitution and NHS England reporting duties
  • Supporting the successful commissioning of new approaches to self-care, for example through personal care plans, successful access to information, emotional / peer support, social prescribing and personal health budgets
  • Promoting effective integrated personalised commissioning and meeting the requirements of the Better Care Fund / multi-disciplinary strategies based on co-design with patients, carers and the voluntary and community sector.

Read the full briefing sheet on the Patients in Control project for Midlands and East.

Read about FREE workshops and masterclasses offered by South East CSU during Jan-Mar 2015.

For further information about support available through the programme please contact Julie Van Ruyckevelt on 07799 472930 or Oliver Lake on 020 7206 3332.



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