In 2014 ECCH set out an ambitious programme to embed health coaching as the key approach for all our Adult Services teams.

We know patients want to be listened to and heard. This way of working enables that by helping patients gain knowledge, skills and confidence and take greater responsibility for self-managing their health, wellbeing and care – rather than simply hearing about what they should do from medical professionals.

In adopting this approach, ECCH’s aim was to change the nature of clinical relationships, particularly for patients with long term conditions, promoting independence and improving the outcomes of care.

In our experience, health coaching leads to more effective consultations, enables people to thrive by making healthier choices, feeling motivated and in control. It builds the confidence to take ownership of the goals that they have set with our clinicians.

Around 70% of our clinical staff have now been trained including our nursing, health visiting, health improvement and therapy teams and we are very proud of the positive reaction we have had from our patients.

Find out more about health coaching here.

Health Coaching - The Future for Personal Health and Wellbeing