Whenever you meet our NHS healthcare professionals; at a routine appointment, at a one off consultation or when you come into hospital, we aim to talk to you about your health and wellbeing as well as your health problems or conditions. We do this to help ensure your healthcare is right for you and shaped by you.
We may talk to you about an issue related to your healthcare that’s important to you. Or we may talk to you about the type of exercise you take and how often, your diet, alcohol, smoking or how you are feeling or coping. These can all affect your health condition, your treatment, your wellbeing and your recovery.
Even a one minute conversation about your health and wellbeing is a good way to start finding out what matters to you.