Person-centred care Person-centred care supports people to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to more effectively manage and make informed decisions about their own health and health care


In person-centred care, health and social care professionals work collaboratively with those that use their services.

Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.

Enabling service transformation in practice: reflections on the Wade-Gery review

3 December 2021

Will the Wade-Gery review enable the NHS to make a leap forwards on tech and data? Tim Horton reflects on what matters for enabling service transformation in practice.

Putting health tech into practice

14 May 2021

What is required for tech implementation in the NHS to be successful, and how should this shape our post-pandemic priorities? Shakira Mahadeva explores the challenges.

COVID-19 recovery: opportunities for building a relational approach to quality improvement

12 May 2021

Public health specialty registrar Dr Esther Kwong reflects on her personal experience of using quality improvement approaches during the pandemic.

Analysing quality of life for people with a learning disability using the Personal Outcome Scale

Research project

Project that is aiming to develop a better understanding of lived experience to identify what caring elements create the best possible quality of life for people with a learning disability.

AWARE-IBD = Putting People with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in control of their care

Improvement project

This project will create partnerships, led by people living with IBD, to design services and deliver improved outcomes, putting people with IBD in control of their care and focusing on what matters to...

Improving health services with homeless people in Brighton

Improvement project

This project is aiming to improve health services for homeless and vulnerably housed people in Brighton and Hove by integrating the experiences of people who use the services into evaluation, improvem...

Safety of maternity services in England

Consultation response
September 2020

The Health Foundation response to the Health and Social Care Committee on improving maternity safety in England. 

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High quality evidence, practical tools and resources designed to help those seeking to improve the quality, safety and person-centredness of health care.

Welcome investment to accelerate the use of AI and technology in health and care

Press release
28 January 2020

Health Foundation response to the government’s new Artificial Intelligence Award for health and care.

The importance of power, context and agency in improving patient experience through a patient and family centred care approach

Journal article
23 January 2020

Investigating, with multi-disciplinary clinical teams as well as patients and relatives, what factors help or hinder changes designed to improve patient experience.

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