Person-centred care: the evidence

A collection of evidence summaries and reports showing the impact of person-centred care.

Healthy commissioning: How the Social Value Act is being used by Clinical Commissioning Groups

 

National Voices and Social Enterprise UK have conducted a survey of NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to assess their use of the Social Value Act.

The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 requires commissioners to consider broader social, economic and environmental benefits to their area when making commissioning decisions. It was a response to the risk of competitive tendering focusing solely on cost at the expense of other forms of value.

Peer Support: What Is It and Does It Work?

Published by National Voices and Nesta, this report is evidence that peer support can help people feel more knowledgeable, confident and happy, and less isolated and alone. The report also shows that there is a limited understanding of the different forms of peer support, how best to deliver support and the forms of training and infrastructure to get the most impact from it; so, further evidence is needed to fully understand the impact it has on the health service and individuals with long-term health conditions.

National Voices
National Voices
National Voices

On 14 May, National Voices and Nesta published the review Peer Support: What Is It and Does It Work? The review found evidence that peer support can help people feel more knowledgeable, confident and happy, and less isolated and alone.

This week we are publishing a series of case studies highlighting some of the ways in which charities are facilitating peer support, and the benefits for people living with long term health needs. 

National Voices
National Voices

 

Peer support has great potential to boost person centred care and is greatly valued by people who take part in it says Nesta and National Voices as they launch the review Peer Support: What Is It and Does It Work? 

Don Redding & Halima Khan
Don Redding & Halima Khan

Promoting prevention

There is much that people can do actively to increase their chances of a healthy life. This includes exercising, eating well, avoiding health risks, not smoking and limiting alcohol. Community initiatives and health promotion activities complement individual efforts. Health promotion involves enabling people to increase control over their health and its determinants, and thereby improve their health status.

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