This series of resources were developed by Calderdale & Husddersfield NHS Foundation Trust to promote and provide information about their 'Take Control' course for patients with long term pain. The materials provide examples that other can use to help them develop their own local materials.
This short booklet was developed by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust as part of their work on the Health Foundation’s Co-creating Health programme.
The booklet explains how the self-management course can help people with diabetes, what is involved, and who can take part. It provides a model for others interested in promoting their own self-management course.
QISMET is an independent body developed to support self-management providers and commissioners to achieve the highest possible quality service for people living with long-term health conditions.
It has developed a searchable database of individuals and organisations who provide training and education in self-management across the UK.
The Health Foundation developed a training programme (the Patient Skills Programme) for patients to enable people to better manage their own health.
The materials from the programme are available to download:
Self management for chronic knee pain: using group physiotherapy to teach exercises and coping strategies
This ‘proven case study’ sets out how work to improve the management of chronic joint pain by implementing a group rehabilitation programme that integrated education, self-management and exercise, led to better clinical outcomes, cost benefits, improved quality of care and patient experience.
Developed by the Health Foundation as part of its Co-creating Health programme to explore how to implement self-management support, this report, published in 2009, explores effective methods of engaging communities with self management support, bringing together work from a rapid review of research and current practice.
This article argues that self-management education is different from and complementary to traditional patient education, enhancing self efficacy. It reviews evidence from clinical trials that self management programmes are more effective in improving clinical outcomes and can reduce costs in some patients.