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Healthcare Professionals

Support your patients to become active self-managers

The Self Management for Life Healthcare Professionals (HCP) course raises awareness of how to actively support self-management. It gives health and social care professionals the knowledge, tools and techniques needed to support patients to become effective self-managers.

Programmes are delivered by fully-trained peer tutors who live with a long-term condition or care for someone with a long-term condition and have previously attended a self management uk course, resulting in stronger patient engagement and shared decision making for more productive consultations.

Programmes for healthcare professionals offer these benefits:

  • Faster and more effective implementation of self-management interventions to reduce NHS Healthcare budgets
  • Improved risk stratification to select patients who would benefit most from self-management programmes
  • Stronger patient engagement and shared decision making for more productive consultations

 

Patients who attend self management uk programmes report improved wellbeing and better understanding of their condition. With greater ownership, patients require less support from healthcare professionals, attend accident and emergency (A&E) less frequently, and report more effective adherence to drug regimes, in turn lowering medication costs..

Programme Information

For:

This programme raises awareness of how to actively support selfmanagement and gives health and social care professionals the knowledge, tools and techniques needed to support patients to become effective self-managers

Course Type:

Half-day awareness training • Up to 15 participants

Benefits to health
and social care
professionals:

  • Useful skills for managing consultations and preparing personalised
    care plans
  • Practical approaches to help safely share responsibility with patients
    for managing their condition
  • Self-management enabling tools including goal-setting, actionplanning,
    follow-up, problem-solving and agenda-setting
  • Increased understanding of the patient’s perspective and an
    opportunity to explore a more collaborative approach
  • Improved risk stratification to select patients who would benefit most
    from self-management programmes
  • Faster and more effective implementation of self-management
    interventions to reduce NHS Healthcare budgets

Benefits to Commissioners:

When health and social care professionals attend this programme, they are better equipped to support their patients to become active selfmanagers