Collaborative Care and Support Planning: is it relevant to care for older people?

houseofcareDavid Paynton is RCGP National Clinical Commissioning Lead and can be contacted on

A revolution is starting to sweep through clinical practice. Clinicians, exhausted as they are in dealing with a seemingly endless tide of demand, are testing out new ways of working: trying to move upstream, developing proactive care plans with the person with long term conditions and their carer and changing the conversation from “how can I help” to “what is important to you”.

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