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The Point of Care Foundation.

We are an independent charity working to improve patients’ experience of care and increase support for the staff who work with them.

Research tells us that how staff feel about their work shapes patients’ experience of care.

Our vision is radical improvement in the way we care and are cared for. We believe a truly patient-centred approach – focussed on listening, understanding and responding to the needs of the whole individual – is essential to the delivery of the best possible quality of care.​

The Point of Care Foundation helps to deliver this vision by providing evidence and resources to support health and care staff in the difficult work of caring for patients. Our work has grown out of the Point of Care programme at The King’s Fund (2007-2013) and maintains an evidence-based approach.


Fri, 30th Jan, 2015

training of @PointofCareFdn's #SchwartzRounds facilitators and clinical leads going well so far @NCVO


Fri, 30th Jan, 2015

RT @fabblisa: Ok @LouLouLaPeck @ABMhealth facilitation day 1 done thanks to @PointofCareFdn. Bring on my 1st #schwartzrounds. #compassiona

View these films about the importance of compassionate care.

Empathy: The human connection to patient care (video)

A Schwartz Centre Round® at St Joseph's Hospice (video)

Dr Kieran Sweeney talks about his experiences as a cancer patient (video)