How can you help?
By Making Every Contact Count, healthcare professionals will encourage and help patients make healthier choices to achieve positive behaviour changes long term. The initiative has set out a protocol to follow, which shows that actions can be taken to assist patients to make behaviour changes whatever their readiness to change (Figure 1).
Whether a patient is keen to, unsure of or against making a behaviour change, there is always a conversation that can be had, and an action to be agreed on.
To summarise so far:
We will now introduce you to some techniques that have been found to be effective in changing peoples smoking, diet and alcohol behaviours.