Training people to deliver the Patient Skills Programme to their team’s client group
This brief case study describes how South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust, as part of their work with the Health Foundation's Co-creating Health programme, encouraged members of clinical teams to train as trainers for the Patient Skills Programme. This was intended to build self-management support skills, enthusiasm and capacity within teams.
- It increased how confident clinicians felt in the programme, making them more likely to refer people to it
- Engaging clinicians who are working with clients who have attended the Patient Practitioner Programme leads to much greater impact.
- The language and content of the training needs to be adapted so it is relevant to them.