Shared Decision Making Hub Launched
With the current surgical backlog, it is imperative we ensure the right patient undergoes the right surgery. Up to 14% of patients regret having undergone surgery, and previous Cochrane reviews suggests implementing shared decision making reduces the number of patients who choose major surgical interventions.
Ensuring patients make informed choices has recently been the focus of new GMC and NICE guidance, and there are now a vast number of resources to help patients and clinicians arrive at decisions in partnership.
At CPOC, we have collated this into one hub. This contains a range of resources such as short podcasts, education and training packages, suggested quality improvement projects and national guidance.
We hope we ignite your interest in implementing or furthering shared decision making in your context. This is simply a start and we welcome your suggestions to help us improve this hub. For now, we hope you enjoy it and let us know how you get on – if you have any shared decision making case studies, please do not forget to submit them here.
Dr Ramai Santhirapala, CPOC Shared Decision Making Workstream Lead