In this article Anne Kennedy and Anne Rogers of the University of Southampton explore findings from the WISE programme, which attempted to implement and embed a routine self-management support system in GP practices in areas of high deprivation. They identify the importance of social networks and support in enabling people to manage their condition, with implications for how services support people to self-manage.
This report sets out the key drivers for giving patients greater control. It describes why giving patients greater control helps to improve health outcomes and the quality of services people receive. It summarises research with patients showing that people want more control and involvement in managning their health than they have currently.
This report sets out a series of 10 key ideas which the Innovation Unit believes should for the underpinning principles around which health services are designed and delivered.
This article gives Jim Phillips' view of the role that self management has in modern healthcare and proposes what an integrated pathway approach may look like. It discusses some of the main factors to consider in the implementation of self management support.