The Patients Association and the Patient Information Forum (PIF) worked with NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) to look at ways of making it easier for patients to take part in shared decision-making.

Together we ran a series of workshops with the My Life Choices panel of local people and the ICB's personalised care team. During the workshops, participants developed patient information to support people with hip, knee, and joint pain make treatment decisions.

The project ran throughout 2022.

The report, developed with input from My Life Choices, outlines our key findings and recommendations. It also shares the resources developed throughout the project, which are being used. You can download the Removing barriers to shared decision-making report.

AbbVie provided funding support for this project. Editorial control has remained with the project authors.

You can support the report's findings by:

Sharing the report to help raise awareness of shared decision making resources (use the social media buttons below)
If you work in the health service, think about how you might make your resources more accessible
If you're a patient, create an About Me form so if you have to visit a health service, you have your information ready.