Remember-I’m-Me Care Charts ensure that hospital and care home staff have the information they need to provide dignified and person-centred care, also enabling the development of a relationship between staff and those they care for. Where a relationship exists, empathy can develop and where empathy exists, outcomes improve for the individual, staff and family.
There are now thousands of care home residents and increasing numbers of hospital patients benefiting from the idea behind that first wall chart, and Care Charts UK continues to develop products that are intended to aid communication between individuals and their carers.
Care Charts UK won the 2013 GB Care Awards SE region Innovation Award, was a National Finalist in 2014, and has been named as one of Nesta / The Observer’s New Radicals for 2014, one of 50 people or projects that are being celebrated for helping to change Britain for the better. It was also included in HSJ’s list of Innovators 2014.
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Patients Know Best is a web platform for patients with rare and complex conditions to better manage their own care.
Patients Know Best works from the assumption that patients with rare conditions are often the experts on their treatment because they see so many different specialists. The secure online platform allows patients to log appointment and test results, conduct check-ups with specialists online, and share information with their circle of care (eg other clinicians, family or friends) as they wish. It is currently being used in Great Ormond Street Hospital, UCL Hospital, St Mark’s Hospital, and Torbay Hospital, amongst others.
The initiative was started in response to the widespread use of care plans – an agreement between a health professional and a patient on how best to manage the patient’s day-to-day health. Initially used in mental health services, care plans have been widely adopted across the healthcare system to facilitate communication between the health care professionals, the patients and their home carers. Care plans also empower patients themselves to take responsibility for their own health.
For more information see: http://www.patientsknowbest.com/