PCWHF Chair, Dr Anne Connolly is featured on a new personalised care podcast on women’s health. The first episode focuses on menopause and Dr Connolly joins guest host Dr Pauline Foreman and Marie Morgan-Henfrey, to discuss the importance of appreciating individual concerns and what matters to patients. The episode was made in association with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
The Personalised Care Podcast series has been developed by the Personalised Care Institute and is the first dedicated personalised care podcast to provide healthcare professionals with in-depth insights and first-person accounts of the positive impacts achieved by empowering people to get more involved in decisions about their care.
Each episode will discuss how a personalised care approach, which requires health and care professionals to reframe their focus from ‘what’s the matter’ with them to ‘what matters’ to someone, can be applied in different scenarios, leading to better patient outcomes, improved adherence to advice and increased clinician and patient satisfaction. It will also share approaches to embed such practices across health and social care.
The PCI’s Clinical Director, Dr Pauline Foreman, is hosting the first podcast in the series, focusing on menopause, with Dr Anne Connolly. Dr Foreman said: “This is the first podcast series of its kind and I’m pleased that we’ve got such an extensive and informative programme of bite-sized episodes ahead. Listeners will hear first-person accounts and discussions from their peers, leaders in personalised care and patients.
“The series is designed to provide an accessible way for multidisciplinary healthcare professionals to hear insightful accounts of how personalised care makes a difference in their clinical settings. We recognise that the true success of personalised care is embedding its practice with a prepared public, so we also talk about how a collaborative approach is needed to deliver tangible results for patients.”
Dr Edward Morris, President of the RCOG, said: “We’re delighted to be involved in the launch of this podcast series for the whole healthcare sector, as we know the difference a personalised care approach can bring to patients and healthcare professionals. It’s fantastic to be part of this important conversation and I hope professionals listening will learn from the insights shared in the first episode and beyond.
“Consistently ensuring personalised care is available across the country has to be a focus as the healthcare sector adapts to future challenges. It’s great to see the PCI leading the charge to ensure that high-quality training is available for this to become a reality.”
Dr Foreman added: “We know from research that there are a plethora of benefits to a personalised care approach, both for patients and healthcare practitioners. At the PCI, we’re focused on offering high-quality training to as many healthcare professionals as possible, to embed the personalised care approach right across the sector.”