Training people to deliver the Patient Skills Programme to their team’s client group

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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.

Learning included:

  • 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.

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