CEmPaC (Centre for Empowering Patients and Communities) is a non political, non profit network. Our intention is to promote and develop the empowerment of patients and health professionals. And inform policy makers on the benefits of patients and health professionals working in partnership to improve health and healthcare.
What is CEmPaC?
All of our resource materials are free of charge. We also offer tailored training packages for patients and health professionals, an online resource of the evidence of impact of patient empowerment and an ongoing series of webinars and a discussion forum.
CEmPaC is hosted by the European Health Futures Forum (EHFF) and overseen by its Director Dr David Somekh. It is funded for three years by the Robert Bosch Foundation.
We actively collaborate with partners to showcase their work, if you would like us to include work that you are part of please do get in touch.
We aim to create an understanding and practice of compassion and empowerment, with the support and development of self-care, and responsibility for one’s own health. Thus improving the quality of life, as well as health experience for patients, their friends, families and communities of those who have a long term health condition, or chronic disease.
This includes developing the understanding and skills of health care professionals and policy makers, so that they can ensure that patients and their loved ones, and the communities they are a part of are, are treated with compassion, dignity and the best possible care available, as defined by the patient and their needs.
What we offer
We provide interactive information and training for patients, communities, health care professionals and policy makers.
Here, on our webpage, you will find a variety of free resources, for healthcare professionals, patients, policy makers and communities, including case studies, blogs, and library articles, as well as news and information about upcoming events in the area of empowerment in healthcare across Europe.
We will also be offering online tailored training packages for patients and health professionals, and an ongoing series of webinars and a discussion forum.
To find out more about what we offer contact us so we can put you in touch with relevant experts and tailor resources relevant to your organisation’s needs.
Jim Phillips has over twenty years’ experience in the design, development and implementation of approaches that enable empowerment. After training as a psychotherapist he focused on supporting people with long term conditions to manage the impact of a health condition on their daily lives He led on the setting up of the NHS Expert Patient Programme and has worked with health organisations across Europe, the US and Australia. He has been involved in setting up peer support groups, campaigning for better care and advising policy makers on developing person centred care approaches and has carried a patient case load as a Health coach. His portfolio has covered the implementation of a county wide integrated self-management service in England, Director of the Quality institute for self-management education and training. He has also been involved in the Empathie project, is a associate Director for European Health Futures Forum and the European network on Patient Empowerment (ENOPE) and is associate editor for the international journal Self Care. As well as his role of Executive Director with CEmPaC he also works part time for NHS England in personalised care as well as sitting as expert advisor on a number of advisory boards.
In his spare time he does long distance endurance horse riding.
Emma Loftus is a qualitative researcher and writer specialising in organisational learning and the human process of change. Her work is underpinned by her experience and knowledge of living systems, systems thinking and the theories and practices of change. She provides support to national and international programmes of change, including health systems, local government, and commercial organisations.