In this brief article, Sara Riggare describes how her limited contact with health services (two appointments with her consultant a year) highlights the importance of being able to manage her own health and describes some of the skills and techniques she uses to manage her Parkinson's.
In October 2013 NHS Education for Scotland (NES) hosted a Self Management Share and Learn Event. This document is a summary of the morning and includes links to reports, presentations, and details of the fantastic examples of self management activities that colleagues shared on the day.
This interactive timeline is a visual guide through the key events that have contributed to the move towards a more person-centred health service over the past 50 years.
Self-management support for Canadians with chronic health conditions: A focus for primary health care
This report explores how self-management support can improve patient outcomes. It provides a helpful overview of self management and self management support and the mix of approaches, particularly within primary care, to supporting people to effectively manage their own long term condition and calls for targeted investments in self-management support strategies.
This document focuses on people who have long term physical health problems and describes how GPs and the other members of the primary health care team can support them to live their lives more comfortably with their condition.
It is intended that all patients and clinicians who read it can feel more conﬁdent about how to use Care Planning in their daily practice to achieve better health outcomes, improve the efﬁciency of working together and reduce ‘strain’ on the NHS and social services.
Improving Self Management Support: Ten approaches to help you to deliver better outcomes and an enhanced experience of care for people living with long term conditions
This report outlines the Scottish Government’s definition of self management and the principles of self management support and describes 10 high impact changes that services can make to improve the way they support people to manage their own health.
The Compendium is aimed at commissioners as well as health and social care professionals to provide the evidence for improving care and outcomes for people with long term conditions.