The sustainability of the NHS depends upon patients and communities playing a greater role in their health and care. Detrimental health behaviours cause 60% of deaths and the impact of long-term conditions on patients quality of life and NHS costs (around 70%) is escalating.
Health Coaching trains clinicians in health coaching for patients to improve outcomes for people with long-term conditions training for clinicians so they can enable people to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to become more active participants in their care, reach self-identified goals and adopt more healthy behaviours covering prevention, decision making, self-management and medication compliance.
Developed In partnership with Health Education East of England, Health Coaching is now working nationally through the support of Innovation Agency (North West Coast) and Yorkshire and Humber AHSNs. Joining the NHS Innovation Accelerator in July 2015, to-date it has trained and booked at least 3,200 clinicians and 60 trainers from 70 NHS organisations.
Trials in East of England showed 63% indicative cost saving from reduced clinical time post, compared to pre training, giving a potential annual saving of £12,438 per FTE if widely replicable and sustainable over time. Cost of training one participant is approximately £400, while the gain was £12, 500. If extended to 50% of participants, the saving would be about £5m on an investment of £0.5m.