A series of roadshows highlighting the benefits of personalised care in the NHS are taking place across the south east of England this week.
The are events aimed at turning government policy calling for patients with chonic conditions to have more choice between different services into reality.
Patients, NHS staff, local authority and third sector organisations are attending the roadshows in Gatwick and Kent.
They will be provided with the latest guidance, tools and techniques on providing care for people with a range of conditions.
The roadshow will include examples of personalised care services already supporting people with long-term conditions.
Candy Morris, chief executive of the strategic health authority NHS South East Coast, said: ‘We know many people in the NHS in our region are already delivering high-performing services, but there is more we can do to improve the quality of health and care for people living with long-term conditions. We want to enable frontline staff to find innovative ways to meet the needs of their patients and learn from each other about successes.’
Personalised care is part of a series of recommendations set out in the health authority’s document Healthier People, Excellent Care, which was its response to Lord Darzi’s Next Stage Review of the NHS.