Coaching for Health

22nd January 2020


To better support patients and clients to take ownership for their health, addressing the rise in long term conditions, the need for cost savings in all areas of health and social care and the importance of personal agency in well-being; along with supporting professionals to have more meaningful conversations and to enjoy their work more.


Numerous Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS Trusts, PCNs, Health Education England bodies, GP Federations and Community Education Provider Networks since 2011.


Osca have been running Coaching for Health training courses for a diverse range of health and social care professionals over the last ten years. We have trained well over two thousand participants from almost every discipline across primary, secondary and community care with consistently excellent feedback.

You can find out more about our approach and current projects at our dedicated website:

Health coaching has been gaining prominence over recent years, being a focus of Nesta’s Realising the Value programme and also as part of NHS England’s personalised care programme. This is partly in response to the emerging evidence base* which indicates benefits in bringing about greater patient satisfaction and adherence, improved health behaviours and outcomes, as well as potentially improving care cost efficiencies.

Osca runs a range of Coaching for Health and Personalised Care training programmes for numerous commissioning bodies, along with ongoing support activities such as: train the trainer programmes, refreshers, masterclasses, group reflection sessions, webinars and regular email support.

We were also commissioned by Health Education England to conduct a strategic review along the Tavistock Institute into good practice in delivering health coaching and have produced a Quality Framework and Delivery Template for supporting the approach across a particular area.

For more information on Coaching for Health and our strategic review, please contact Nick Nielsen at


*The Evidence Centre (2014) ‘Does Health Coaching Work? Summary of Key Themes from a Rapid Review of Empirical Evidence’; Bell, I. et al (2002) ‘Integrative medicine and systemic outcomes research’ Archives of Internal Medicine 162: 133-140; Lawson, K. (2009) ‘Could health coaching build a bridge to a new system of healthcare?’, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine 15 (5): 16-8; Jonk, Y. et al (2015) ‘How effective is health coaching in reducing health services expenditures?’ Med Care. 53 (2): 133-40

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