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Bringing patient centred care and patients into the heart of decision making

28 January, 2019
Radiographer and patient

A document which brings patients into the heart of the decision-making processes is recommended reading for all radiography professionals.

Patient Public and Practitioner Partnerships within Imaging and Radiotherapy: Guiding Principles is divided into four sections, each related to key areas of radiography practice:

  • Service Delivery
  • Service Development
  • Education, and
  • Research 

Within each section are a set of core values which are expanded using authentic patient stories to illustrate the impact such values have on patients, carers and the public. 

The document also includes examples of good practice and guidance.

Dr Leslie Robinson, who led the group which created the document, said, “The NHS Five Year Forward View lays out its vision for a shift in power to patients and the public. One of the great strengths of the UK is that we have an NHS that, at its best, is of the people, by the people and for the people. We need to engage with communities and citizens in new ways, involving them directly in decisions about the future of health care services.”

The document was written on the basis that patient experiences should be valued as a means of informing the way we practice radiography. 

Download Patient Public and Practitioner Partnerships within Imaging and Radiotherapy: Guiding Principles.

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