The RCP aims to develop a shared understanding of what person-centred care means for the patients in a hospital environment, and what steps can be taken to improve their experiences through an ongoing conversation with members and patients.
In autumn 2017, the RCP facilitated a conversation between doctors and patients about person-centred care in the acute setting. Although there are many examples of outstanding person-centred care, physicians felt that good practice existed to varying degrees across the healthcare system, and patients agreed, expressing that their experiences had varied.
The RCP's top tips for person-centred care have four key components:
This guide has been produced in partnership with the RCP Patient and Carer Network and the RCP would like to thank workshop participants for their valuable contribution.