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.
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.
This change package was adapted from the smoking cessation intervention literature. It uses the 5 A’s – Assess, Advise, Agree, Assist, Arrange – to assist clinicians and others in guiding patients and families that are coping with chronic conditions to develop goals and action plans for behaviour change. The model contains suggestions for change in one-on-one encounters, at the clinical practice team level, and at the level of community policy.
This paper is an update of the paper previously published by the King's Fund in 2011. It argues that health care commissioners will need to deliver a sustainable system in the face of the most challenging financial and organisational environment seen in decades