July 11, 2016
37 NHS areas ready to roll out PAM
People with long-term conditions in 37 areas across England are next in line to receive person-centred support to manage their own care, thanks to the roll-out of an evidence-based tool over the next five years.
The Patient Activation Measure (PAM) is a validated tool which captures the extent to which people feel engaged and confident in taking care of their health and wellbeing, helping professionals tailor support to better meet their needs.
NHS England agreed a deal to grant 1.8 million people access to the tool as part of its developing Self Care Support programme, and invited local NHS organisations and their partners to apply to use them in their areas.
37 bids – including a number of new care model vanguards and sites working as part of the Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) Programme – have now been confirmed, which will see use of the tool spread across England and applied to help improve care and outcomes for a variety of different patient groups.