Project

Implementing shared decision making across Mid and South Essex Integrated Care System (AMM33)

By December 2022, we aim for all clinicians in the Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership to be routinely undertaking shared decision making consultations.

Shared decision making across Thurrock

Introduction:

Shared decision making is a key component of personalised care. It is a process by which people are supported to understand their options and given the opportunity to consider information that might influence their choice.

All clinicians with a role in offering people treatments, investigations, therapies or interventions will be required to incorporate  shared decision making except in life threatening situations.

Project aims:

  • February 2022: to estimate the extent to which shared decision making is routine practice in consultations with patients.
  • February 2022: to explore the barriers and enablers to clinicians making shared decision making routine practice in consultations with patients.
  • March 2022: to design the shared decision making implementation strategy.
  • April 2022: to deliver, evaluate and refine the shared decision making implementation strategy.
  • December 2022: to estimate the extent to which shared decision making is routine practice in consultations with patients.

Project activity:

  • Clinician surveys

Clinicians will be surveyed at two time points – Feb and Dec 2022.

The surveys will capture what current shared decision making practice looks like and the extent to which they are implementing shared decision making consultations.

  • Shared decision making strategy

Implement, deliver, evaluate and refine a shared decision making strategy across Mid and South Essex ICP – Mar to Dec 2022.

Anticipated outputs:

  • Baseline understanding of the extent of shared decision making consultations across Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership.
  • Identify clinician barriers and enablers to making shared decision making routine practice in consultations.
  • Shared decision making strategy implemented.
  • Evaluation of the extent of routine delivery of shared decision making consultations across Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership.

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