Each of us noted positive clinical experiences resulting from the application of health coaching skills following an initial two-day training course. Since then, we have all become health coaching trainers and have now trained 303 clinicians across the acute and community sector. We have now successfully bid for funding to extend the offer of training beyond health, into social care and the voluntary sector over the next three years.
Once we had engaged senior managers, we developed a business case and presented it to the Trust’s board who supported the roll out of training. We received very positive feedback from clinicians and positive stories from patients taking more control of long term conditions (LTCs.) Some clinicians also reported positive impacts on their own resilience. This has all been reported back to our board who remain very supportive of the approach.
We surveyed those that we have trained and found a mindset shift amongst those trained:
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