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Tutor Training Opportunity

Limited places are available for Tutors to be trained at the Stanford Master Training event.

The cost is £595 or £565.50 for SISS members

All refreshments including lunch will be provided

This course, running in Dudley and facilitated by Jean Thompson and Clare Evans, will give trainee Tutors an opportunity to experience and deliver activities, discuss issues related to delivering community courses and is a rare opportunity to complete this training outside of the US. You will gain an opportunity to experience the Chronic Disease Self-Management Course (CDSMC) and complete 2 practice teaches. At the end of the training you will understand the Stanford University Self-Management model and have gained the skills, confidence and knowledge to deliver a six week community course.

Trainee Tutors will attend from Monday 20th through to Thursday 24th March and the training will be Stanford and Ss2Q compliant.

Click here to download this booking form.

Review of Stepping Stones to Quality (Ss2Q)

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QISMET is the certification body for providers of self-management education in the UK. One of the Standards that QISMET provide certification against is Stepping Stones to Quality (Ss2Q), the Quality Standard for providers of Stanford courses. It contains requirements for good practice at 3 different levels of implementation. It can also be used for guidance when setting up the provision of Stanford courses.

QISMET would like to review, improve and simplify Ss2Q so that it is more attractive to providers of courses and easier (and therefore cheaper) to carry out certifications against.

We are looking for 2 or 3 present providers of Stanford courses to work with us on the review.

It will involve one meeting in London on Monday 6th March from 10.30am til 4pm (lunch will be provided) at:

The Wesley Hotel 81-103 Euston Street, London, NW1 2EZ

We can pay travel expenses to support attendance at this meeting.

Following this meeting there will be email/teleconference discussions over a period of about 3 months.

If you are interested in taking part in the review process or have any questions about the review please contact Graham Baker from QISMET at by Monday 30th January 2017.

Master Training - March 20th - March 24th 2017

During this 29 hours Stanford Master Training event you will gain an opportunity to experience the Chronic Disease Self-Management Course (CDSMC) and an opportunity to complete 2 Practice teaches. Success is determined by the T-Trainer facilitators according to specified criteria as set by Stanford University.

To secure a place complete the booking form.

Realising the Value: Final Report

Ten key actions to put people and communities at the heart of health and wellbeing

This is the final report of the Realising the Value programme set up to support the NHS Five Year Forward View vision to develop a new relationship with people and communities. The reports sets out the key learning and recommendations from the programme, based on what the authors think it means to realise fully the value of people and communities at the heart of health and wellbeing – a ‘social model of health' that combines a deep understanding of what matters to people, excellent clinical care, timely data and strong sustained social support. By drawing together the evidence this report also shows the differences that person and community centred approaches can make.

This report and a number of other Realising the Value Programme resources can be downloaded from

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