On 17 June, NICE published a new guideline on shared decision making that applies to pharmacy professionals. The guidance covers: ‘how to make shared decision making part of everyday care in all healthcare settings. It promotes ways for healthcare professionals and people using services to work together to make decisions about treatment and care. It includes recommendations on training, communicating risks, benefits and consequences, using decision aids, and how to embed shared decision making in organisational culture and practices.’
It also provides recommendations on:
At CPPE, we were delighted to see the integral nature of shared decision making highlighted in this new guideline, solidifying person-centred care as a key element of consultations.
NHS England and NHS Improvement have commissioned CPPE to develop and deliver a programme of learning that will equip pharmacists with the knowledge and skills to embed shared decision making into their practice. CPPE’s Shared decision making programme is designed to help pharmacists improve their consultation skills, become confident in applying shared decision making into their approach, and contribute to improved outcomes for patients.
The Shared decision making programme is a significant learning opportunity, delivered through a six-unit self-directed e-course and two online workshop days. It’s a chance to learn alongside peers, get honest feedback from simulated patients, and root the new NICE guideline into your approach to consultations.
Places on our Shared decision making programme are filling up quickly. To check your eligibility and to register, visit: www.cppe.ac.uk/career/sdm
To read the full NICE guideline on shared decision making, visit: www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng197