Learning and development resources

This page contains learning and development resources covering a range of personalised care areas.

The Personalised Care Institutea hub of education and resources for health and care professionals delivering personalised care. The institute offers a range of flexible ways to develop knowledge, skills and confidence to provide personalised care, helping the NHS reach its target of 2.5 million people receiving personalised care by 2024.

You will need to register to be able to access the different courses. The beginners ‘Core Skills’ 60 minute course is free and great for health and care professionals new to personalised care. The module and a range of other courses can be accessed via the PCI eLearning Hub.

What matters to medeveloped by Macmillan Cancer Support for Macmillan professionals, the module provides a range of tips on how to have a more effective conversations in getting to know what is really important to our patients. (If you are a health or social care professional and have not already done so, you can register for a Macmillan Learning Hub account free of charge).

Macmillan have also developed the following Personalised Care modules – Understanding Personalised Care and Personalised Care and Support for People Living with Cancer.

PRosPer modules that cover personalised care – the PRosPer programme has been developed in partnership with Health Education England (HEE) and Macmillan Cancer Support (MCS). It provides eLearning on supporting people with cancer in personalised care and support planning, prehabilitation and rehabilitation.

Personalised Care: Peer Leadership Foundation – developed by the Personalised Care Group at NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I), learn what personalised care is and how the whole population can benefit in England.

This is a free 4 week course that covers the following topics:

  • Changing demands on the NHS
  • People’s stories of personalised care
  • Shared decision making and how it works in practice
  • Social prescribing and community based support
  • Patient choice
  • Supported self-management
  • Personalised care and support planning
Stratified Follow Up – Information for Primary and Secondary Care Teams

The implementation of stratified pathways tailored to individual needs offers huge benefits to patients. It can also provide benefits to the clinical team and services. The short film below details the range of benefits that  the introduction of stratified follow-up can bring and is aimed at primary and secondary care teams.

Holistic Needs Assessment – Information for Patients

A Holistic Needs Assessment (HNA) is designed to support patients to think about key areas in their life and highlight if they have any particular worries or concerns. This assessment helps to ensure that patients receive the right support and advice that is tailored to their individual needs when they need it most.

This short animation has been produced for patients by the Northern Cancer Alliance to explain the benefits of completing a Health Needs Assessment.

Living Well with Cancer – Information for patients

A healthy lifestyle can be beneficial to patients during and after treatment for cancer. This short animation film has been produced by the Northern Cancer Alliance to provide patients with some useful tips and ideas on how to develop healthy behaviours. It also lets them know where they can find additional helpful information.