Shared Decision Making – resources to support practitioners, teams and commissioners
What is Shared Decision Making ?
Shared Decision Making (SDM) is where a patient and clinician jointly engage in the decision making process to choose a treatment, screening option or self management programme, which is consistent with the patient’s values and preferences. Shared decision making forms part of a national work stream in the DH Quality Innovation Productivity and Prevention programme (QIPP).
In Yorkshire and Humber, we have developed three resources for practitioners, teams and commissioners. These are simple, easy to follow and cover the basics for any interested groups or individual in learning more about shared decision making and wanting to put this approach into practice;
· Shared Decision Making; Getting Started - A guide for primary care and community teams, is a reference for clinical commissioning groups and for training purposes.
· Shared Decision Making; Getting Started - A short guide for practitioners is a reminder of the purpose, principles and practice from the above resource.
· Shared Decision Making - A resource for commissioners, is a high level guide to take commissioners through the key areas they need to consider, when supporting a shared decision making approach.
A fourth for patients is being planned for later in 2012.
If you would like to know about shared decision making please see the following link:
To view and download the Yorkshire and Humber resources please see the following link:
Michele Cossey, Associate Director: Pharmacy and Prescribing & SDM Lead is the lead for the project at NHS York & Humber. email@example.com