Hattie Llewelyn-Davies: how can patients become more involved in care?

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Hattie Llewelyn-Davies, Chair, Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, considers how patients can become more involved in care and the importance of creating a fully integrated health and social care system for the future.

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Sarah Fraser

Comment date
01 February 2013
The emphasis on quality of life and people being able to maintain control over their own life and future should be for all patients, especially the elderly. A lot to learn from how mental health organisations - this is a good quick vid from Hattie.

Nigel Fenner

Position
Founder and Director,
Organisation
SEMPA CIC (or Supporting Employers Managing PAs)
Comment date
23 July 2014
I agree we must continue to develop a more integrated health & social care system. One resource that goes unnoticed in this regard are the 200,000 disabled people who employ their own care staff / PAs so enabling them to live at home. They are a group of employers who are largely unsupported and unregulated but they have developed some highly innovative and effective practice we can learn from to help us all to 'think differently'. For example the Contract of Trust between a disabled employer and their PA, as their employee - for more on this go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os5Afb4vOrw

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