The PCI courses are designed to ensure that patients are placed at the centre of clinical decision making and help staff develop the skills needed to deliver personalised care, which in turn can help improve adherence to treatment, reduce rehabilitation time and improve patient and clinician experiences.
Professional education lead at Nuffield Health Owen Ledbetter said: ‘We are the UK’s largest healthcare charity and we invest all our income back into our purpose of building a healthier nation. Therefore, we are committed to supporting the professional development of our workforce, so we can deliver connected healthcare services to where they are needed, from fitness and wellbeing to treatment and recovery.’
Backed by NHS England and Improvement, the PCI is seeking to train 75,000 healthcare professionals via its eLearning hub by 2024 as part of the NHS Long-Term Plan. Courses are free and available to healthcare professionals working in the NHS and across private settings.
Ledbetter added: ‘If people are involved in decision making, they will have a better understanding of the care that they are receiving and are more likely to engage with the advice they are given regarding their rehabilitation, suggestions around lifestyle changes and post treatment care.’