It’s time for a different conversation
The way we deliver health and social care is changing. Part of this change is about making sure that the people we support receive personalised care that works for them. This survey will help improve our understanding of how confident the people of Portsmouth are about making choices about their own care.
The survey is available for individuals and carers, with individuals rating their own care and carers completing it with the view of them being the carer for someone else and how their knowledge, skills and confidence supports the individual they care for. There is also a version aimed at professionals working in health and social care.
The survey consists of 13 statements about various aspects of the self-management of health and wellbeing and participants rate how strongly they agree or disagree with each of the statements. The survey helps both individuals and health and social care providers to understand how well people are able to manage their own wellbeing – a concept called patient activation.
Increasing levels of activation play an important role in making sure that health and care professionals across the city are delivering the right support to help people live healthy and independent lives.
The 2018 survey was well received in Portsmouth and 140 individuals completed the survey, with 24 carers also taking part.
Portsmouth City Council and Portsmouth CCG are working together to carry out the 2019 Different Conversations survey, hoping to involve even more participants this year in order to get an even better idea of patient activation levels in Portsmouth.
For more information on this survey and why understanding levels of patient activation is important, please visit the NHS website here