Presentations from Health Coaching Summit 26 February 2013

28 February 2013

The Health Coaching Summit held on 26 February 2013 was sponsored by the NHS Institute of Innovation and Improvement and NHS Commissioning Board to learn more about the compelling evidence for health coaching and shape how this is taken forward across the NHS, to augment other approaches to managing long term conditions.

Health coaching combines clinical practice with specific communications skills and techniques (skills in behaviour change) which aim to transform clinician/patient relationships and support self care, drawing on patients’ own resources.  There is a growing body of evidence of it’s impact in improving patient satisfaction and outcomes in the USA, although health coaching remains an innovation in the UK.

This event was attended by those shaping national and regional policy, educators, OD and leadership experts, CCG leaders and senior clinicians from all professional backgrounds including nurses, doctors and allied health professionals.

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