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Supporting patients to inform clinical commissioning to achieve best outcomes

Supporting patients to inform clinical commissioning to achieve best outcomes – the value of planning using patient centred information

Background

Funded by the Health Foundation’s innovation work stream, shine, this project aims to:

  • test a systematic process, Working Together for Change (WTfC), to realise patient co-production in the commissioning of services for people with COPD in Cambridgeshire.
  • improve the amount and quality of person-centred, qualitative information that is available to commissioners of COPD services.

What we did

We met with 40 patients to complete a person centred review with each of them, this information was then used at the workshops to develop what is important to patients, what works and what doesn’t for them at the moment. We have held two workshops, using the Working Together for Change process. These two days allowed us to test the process and use the information developed to write a report for commissioners.

Impact

We are conducting a qualitative evaluation of the process, interviewing patient and professional participants.  This evaluation is on-going and will be reported on in spring 2014.