Personalised or patient-centred care has been at the core of health policy for more than 10 years, although it is widely recognised that progress has been slow.

The Year of Care approach to care and support planning provides a way of working with patient-centred care and support for self-management as central and core components. The House of Care as a framework to enable the delivery of care and support planning has been adopted in both English and Scottish health policy. Please see the below document on related policy developed by Year of Care Partnerships in June 2016.

Policy and supporting documents

The Year of Care approach has been endorsed by The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) which includes care planning as a professional standard for GPs building on the Year of Care model discussed in ‘Care planning – delivering better services to people with long term conditions’.

Graham Kramer is a GP and National Clinical Lead for Self-management and Health Literacy for Scotland. He presented at the Year of Care Network Event in June 2016 and talked about links between policy and practice and the need to implement a 'new clinical method'. You can see a summary of his keynote speech at the following link:

Graham Kramer - care and support planning – the future of primary care – a Scottish perspective