Health Coaching for Behavioural Change pilot: impact assessment

Health Coaching for Behavioural Change is a brand new approach to helping people better self-manage long-term health conditions and make the lifestyle changes that will help them.

IES will assess the impact of a regional 'health coaching' initiative being delivered by the Performance Coach (the first in the UK) which involves training GPs and Clinicians to coach their patients with with such conditions to make better decisions.

We will use a mixed methods approach which will assess clinical outcomes but also include interviewing stakeholders, exploring detailed case studies, capturing measures of self efficacy, and designing tools to capture patient experience to provide insight into whole system issues.