Leading and rolling out
Choosing Wisely in Wales.
Choosing Wisely is an international campaign designed to encourage clinicians and patients to engage in conversations about making wise treatment decisions.
It is a clinician-led campaign that will enable clinicians and patients to choose care that avoids unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures.
In Wales it is being led by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Wales in partnership with Public Health Wales and the Board of community Health councils.
Next Steps & Recent Activity
The AMRCW is seeking Champions from each college and health board in Wales, to help promote the Choosing Wisely program and play a role in disseminating the training program throughout Wales.
Choosing Wisely : The need for honesty.
International Symposium - Lugano, Nov 2017
Choosing Wisely Wales recognises the importance of educating and engaging patients so that they can make shared decisions about their care
3 Project aims.
in the short term
To introduce and embed a broad culture change in healthcare where clinicians and patients regularly discuss the value of treatments
To spread the work of the campaign amongst the wider general public
To reduce harm to patients by use of inappropriate tests or interventions.