AQuA

Creating a receptive culture for SDM.

This element of the programme was led by AQuA (Advancing Quality Alliance)

The biggest challenge to embedding SDM in routine NHS care is to create a nationwide paradigm shift so patients expect routinely to be involved in decisions about their care.  This required a change in the current patient-clinician dynamic so that clinicians work with patients to encourage and respond to their greater involvement and patients take a stronger interest in being involved.

Harnessing a multi-media approach to foster a social movement for SDM, the programme raised awareness amongst patients, their carers and the wider public, working with partners such as Patient Opinion and advocates within the voluntary sector.

The ‘Ask 3 Questions’ approach originally developed by The Health Foundation in collaboration with Cardiff and Newcastle University was seen as a positive, simple and widely applicable tool. ‘Ask 3 Questions’ has now been adopted as a key tool for engaging the public and supporting a culture change. It was launched on 6th September 2012 and the supporting materials available to download can be found here.

Presentation on Shared Decision Making in the NHS: Sue Kennedy, National Shared Decision Making Programme Manager

The Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) which is a  North West membership improvement body for health and social care, launched its ‘Ask 3 Questions’ campaign on 6th September 2012 as part of its national Shared Decision Making (SDM) collaborative.

The latest Ask 3 questions poster.

The latest Ask 3 question leaflet.

Presentations from the Webex held on 11th October 2012:-

 

Your Health – Your Decision

Evaluation and Output Report of the AQuA Workstream within the National Shared Decision Making Programme is now available.

“AQuA was delighted to win part of the Department of Health QIPP Right Care National tender for Shared
Decision Making in the crucial area of culture change. The programme has been very successful in delivering
culture change, patient empowerment and tools to measure Shared Decision Making in everyday clinical
practice, in a range of settings and clinical pathways.”

This report tells the story of AQuA’s work over the past year 2012/2013.

 

AQuA – SDM Case Studies 2013/2014

AQuA have produced a number of case studies illustrating the successes and challenges experienced by those implementing Shared Decision Making and Self-Management Support in practice. Clinical Teams involved in the 2013/14 SDM Collaborative have contributed to these case studies.

To find out more information about these projects, you can access the AQuA website:-

or contact AQuA by email at:

 

AQuA – SDM Case Studies 2012/2013

Several of the clinical teams that were involved in the National SDM Collaborative in 2012/13 contributed to case studies about their experiences:

 

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