Guidance

Introduction

According to NHS England ‘Personalised Care will benefit up to 2.5 million people by 2024, giving them the same choice and control over their mental and physical health that they have come to expect in every other aspect of their life. A one-size-fits-all health and care system simply cannot meet the increasing complexity of people’s needs and expectations. Personalised care is based on ‘what matters’ to people and their individual strengths and needs. The NHS Long Term Plan says personalised care will become business as usual across the health and care system and Universal Personalised Care confirms how we will do it’ 

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There are three personalised care roles

Further Information

Cheshire & Merseyside Training Hub – Personalised Care Roles

NHS England » Personalised care

Personalised Care Roles (hee.nhs.uk)

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Care Co-Ordinators

Care co-ordinators help to co-ordinate and navigate care across the health and care system, helping people make the right connections, with the right teams at the right time. They can support people to become more active in their own health and care and are skilled in assessing people’s changing needs. Care co-ordinators are effective in bringing together multidisciplinary teams to support people’s complex health and care needs (NHS England )

Care Coordinators play an important role within a PCN to proactively identify and work with people, including the frail/elderly and those with long-term conditions, to provide coordination and navigation of care and support across health and care services.

 Care Coordinators could potentially provide extra time, capacity, and expertise to support patients in preparing for or in following-up clinical conversations they have with primary care professionals. They will work closely with the GPs and other primary care professionals within the PCN to identify and manage a caseload of identified patients, making sure that appropriate support is made available to them and their carers, and ensuring that their changing needs are addressed. This is achieved by bringing together all the information about a person’s identified care and support needs and exploring options to meet these within a single personalised care and support plan, based on what matters to the person (HEE) 

For a full overview of the role, including funding, training & development, skills, and competencies, please click here  

The new NHS England » Workforce development framework: social prescribing link workers released January 2023-

The purpose of the social prescribing link worker (SPLW) workforce development framework is to:

  • Provide clear and consistent standards for SPLW practice, including their knowledge, skills and behaviours
  • Provide guidance on the support, supervision, and learning and development offer required from employers to support SPLWs
  • Promote the development of a strong and capable workforce of SPLWs and their future development
  • Support improved quality and consistency of social prescribing and reduced variation in outcome and access standards.
  • Demonstrate the benefits of SPLWs working as part of a multidisciplinary team. 
Further Information

NHS England » Care co-ordinators

Care Coordinator – bswtraininghub.nhs.uk

Care Co-ordinators – Dorset Primary Care Training Hub (primarycaredorset.co.uk)

You searched for care coordinators – Frimley Training Hub

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Health & Wellbeing Coach (HWBCs)

Health and wellbeing coaches support people to increase their ability to self-manage, motivation levels and commitment to change their lifestyle. They are experts in behaviour change and focus on improving health related outcomes by working with people to set personalised goals and change their behaviours. They work with people with physical and/or mental health conditions and those at risk of developing them.

HWBCs can be an effective intervention for people experiencing a range of long-term conditions, including respiratory, cardiovascular (including type 2 diabetes and hypertension), and stress/low mood. They can also support people with weight management, diet and increasing activity levels.

HWBCS will use a non-judgemental approach that supports the person to self-identify existing issues and encourages proactive prevention of new and existing illnesses. This approach is based on using strong communication and negotiation skills, supports personal choice and positive risk taking, addresses potential consequences, and ensures people understand the accountability of their own decisions based on what matters to the person. They will work alongside people to coach and motivate them through multiple sessions, supporting them to self- identify their needs, set goals, and help them to implement their personalised health and care plan. (HEE)

The new NHS England » Workforce development framework for health and wellbeing coaches released February 2023

This Workforce development framework for health and wellbeing coaches:

  • sets clear and consistent standards for health and wellbeing coaches
  • demonstrates the benefits of health and wellbeing coaches working in the NHS
  • provides information about the training, support, supervision, and continuous professional development needed to enable health and wellbeing coaches to succeed
  • supports the development of a strong and capable workforce of health and wellbeing coaches
  • supports improved quality and consistency of health coaching and reduces variation in outcomes and access standards.

For a full overview of the role, including funding, training & development, skills and competencies, please click here 

Further information

NHS England » Health and wellbeing coaches

Health and Wellbeing Coach – bswtraininghub.nhs.uk

You searched for health and wellbeing coaches – Frimley Training Hub

Health and Wellbeing Coaches – Dorset Primary Care Training Hub (primarycaredorset.co.uk)

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NHS and Care Volunteer Responders

The NHS and Care Volunteer Responders programme has mobilised volunteers who are available to provide support to NHS services. Referrals for volunteer support can be made by any health and social care professional. Making a referral is quick and easy, and the calls can positively impact a person’s wellbeing. Find out more by visiting the NHS and Care Volunteer Responders webpage. Or call 0808 196 3382 to make a referral.

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Last Reviewed Date
11/12/2023