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NHS England guides on person and community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing

The following guides have been written for people who support those living with long-term conditions, or who help people avoid these conditions using person- and community-centred approaches.

They are part of the NHS England-funded Realising the Value programme, which seeks to develop person and community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing. The programme is doing so by building the evidence base and developing tools, resources and networks to support the spread and impact of these approaches.

The guides use the EAST framework to organise ideas and examples - the core message of EAST is that if you want to encourage a behaviour, you should make it Easy, Attractive, Social and Timely. They feature a number of low-tech, pragmatic and manageable activities which can increase the spread of person and community-centred health and wellbeing programmes.

  • Spreading change: This guide outlines how behavioural science can help spread the take-up of person and community-centred approaches to health and wellbeing.
  • Supporting self-management: This guide outlines how the science of behaviour can help people to self-manage their health and wellbeing. It offers two things: a framework for understanding and changing behaviour, and real-world examples of how these changes happen in practice.