About the Author: Rachel Smyth

13 October 2020

The Coalition for Personalised Care is re-launching today, 13 October 2020. C4PC, which was previously known as the Coalition for Collaborative Care, is the single largest group of organisations and individuals which comes together with the goal of achieving personalised care for everyone.

Our influential network spans voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations, royal colleges, academic bodies, improvement organisations, health and care practitioners and people with experience of accessing health and social care services. C4PC has a strong strategic relationship with NHS England and Improvement and the Personalised Care Group which ensures that the voice of those we represent is present in decision-making across the NHS and more broadly with practitioners and policy makers.

Today, the partnership is launching its new brand under the new leadership of Heidi Wright and Kim Ryley as co-chairs.

The re-launch event is taking place virtually, with partners coming together to plan for the future in these unprecedented times for health and social care.

Kim Ryley, Co-Chair of C4PC said, “Personalised Care is important because it means that people will have a greater voice and more active part in how their health and care needs are met. They can expect an integrated and holistic approach from all those involved in this.

“The power of the network is in its collective knowledge and expertise which we hope to share in very practical ways over the course of the next few years, as we pursue our vision with renewed energy.”

Heidi Wright, Co-Chair of C4PC said, “The NHS Long Term Plan embraces the concept of personalised care and we know we need to get to a place where professionals and the people receiving care are equal partners and make informed decisions based on what matters to the person.

“I am a pharmacist by background and currently work for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. As an organisation we have been a partner of the coalition for several years and I have learnt a lot by attending the partner meetings and listening to people share their experiences. It has made me take a whole different perspective on how we develop and provide care.

“The breadth of the experience of individuals and organisation involved as partners of the coalition provides a unique opportunity for collaboration across health and social care which is centred around the person. The re-launch of the coalition will enable new ways of working with other organisations to mutual benefit, ultimately to improve care for individuals.”

Both Heidi and Kim have recorded a short video message by way of introduction which can be viewed below.