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 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.