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We will be using the “Ask 3 Questions” national campaign with our patients across the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System. 

The purpose of the campaign is to support shared decision-making conversations between patients and clinicians that will enable patients to make better decisions about their care and treatment.

Shared decision making is a joint process in which a healthcare professional works together with a patient to reach a decision about their care. It involves discussing treatment options, including doing nothing, based both on evidence and on the person's individual preferences, beliefs and values.

The discussions and information sharing make sure the person understands the risks, benefits and possible consequences of the different options.

Further information can be found at on the NICE website and the NHS England website

Patients are encouraged to ask 3 questions:

  1. What are my options?
  2. What are the pros and cons of each option for me?
  3. How do I get support to help me make a decision that is right for me?

More questions you might ask:

  1. What are the risks of my treatment? 
  2. What are the benefits of my treatment?   
  3. What if I do nothing?  
  4. Are there other treatments I can try? 

NHS England also provides Decision Support Tools which are available here NHS England » Decision support tools for certain health conditions.

As part of the programme there will be an optional survey for patients to complete following their outpatients appointment, the questions is available here or via a QR code on the outpatient letters - Shared Decision Making Patient Survey