About the Personalised Care Planning programme

Personalised care planning aims to ensure that people with long term conditions are more involved in decisions about their care through a care planning discussion. This focuses on what is important to them with goal setting and the provision of information and support for self-care. Care planning aims to address wider, holistic needs which should open up wider choices including services to support self-care or services to meet other needs such as social or psychological.

The personalised care planning e-learning course has been developed on behalf of the Department of Health by NHS Employers and is delivered by Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare. It is suitable for all health and social care professionals involved in managing a long term condition.

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The course is broken down into three modules to allow users to complete it at their own pace.

  • Module 1: An introduction to personalised care planning
    Understand what personalised care planning is, who it’s for and why it is important.
  • Module 2: Understanding how personalised care planning works
    Understand the steps needed to introduce personalised care planning and the four phases of the consultation cycle.
  • Module 3: Skills and behaviours for effective personalised care planning
    Understand the skills required to implement personalised care plans effectively.

In addition, there are two case studies and a knowledge assessment. There is also useful information on the common core principles for self-care and a document showing the links between the core principles and the NHS Knowledge Skills Framework.