Shared decision making (SDM) ensures that individuals are supported to make decisions that are right for them.  It is a collaborative process through which a clinician supports a patient to reach a decision about their treatment.
The conversation brings together:
  • the clinician’s expertise, such as treatment options, evidence, risks and benefits
  • what the patient knows best: their preferences, personal circumstances, goals, values and beliefs.
Hampshire and Isle of Wight are working with their partners in Acute Hospital Trusts to embed Shared Decision making across hospital pathways; work on these programmes will be shared here.