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IPCRG has developed a package of resources to support primary care professionals to provide personalised care to adults with asthma. Personalised care identifies what is most important to each person and ensures that  they receive care designed for their individual needs and preferences. By providing personalised care, clinicians can support patients to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their own health.  This is particularly important as evidence shows that patients’ ability to manage their asthma has a major impact on their outcomes including asthma control, exacerbations, hospital admissions and quality of life.  

A short introduction explaining why it is important to provide  personalised care for adults with asthma and giving practical tips on how to do so. Video produced with support from
Glyn Elwyn explains the importance of shared decision-making, a key component of personalised care, in this short film, prepared for the 2018 IPCRG International Conference. In the film he outlines the huge potential of shared decision-making when done well. Glyn is a physician-researcher and Professor at The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Dartmouth College, USA.  We make the film available here with kind permission of Glyn Elwyn.