Film case studies about shared decision making.

Lily Sharma from the NHS is making film case studies about shared decision making. She is looking for seldom heard patients, particularly members of the BME community, to talk to her about their experiences of shared decision making. Please contact Lily – lily.sharma@nhs.net or england.shareddecisionmaking@nhs.net if you or any of your members would be willing to have a filmed discussion.

More information from the Shared Decision Making Team below:

“Shared decision making (SDM) is part of NHS Long Term Plan’s commitment to make personalised care business as usual across the health and care system. The SDM team at NHS England and Improvement are looking to understand what SDM means to lay people. Did clinicians encourage you to ask questions? Was your voice heard? Were you given treatment options (including benefits, risks and alternatives to manage your condition? Was doing nothing discussed as an option? How important do you think it is for people to feel empowered to have these types of conversations and what can the system do to facilitate them?

If you are happy to share your experience and your views, we want to hear them. We are particularly interested to hear from the seldom heard people, particularly members of the BME community. We would like to talk with you on film, with your permission, so that we can share your thoughts with other people. The SDM team will come to you to hear from you, at a time to suit yourself and support you through the filming process. Please contact the team at england.shareddecisionmaking@nhs.net if you wish to share your views and experience of SDM.”