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Stepping Stones to Quality (Ss2Q) 2017

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QISMET has developed this Quality Standard as an update of the first version of Ss2Q produced in 2007. It simplifies and brings up to date the original requirements. A key change is that there is now only one level instead of three.

The Standard contains requirements for good practice that can be used for independent certification - approval by QISMET - or as guidance when setting up the provision of Stanford courses.

"The development of Ss2Q both in the original format and now in 2017 has been made possible by the collaboration with and involvement of a wide cross-section of the self-management community and we would like to acknowledge all those who have freely contributed their valuable time, expert knowledge, guidance and advice. In particular, we are grateful to our colleagues in Talking Health taking Action for their advice and guidance."

Phil Baker, QISMET Chair

Click here to download Ss2Q 2017

Books on Prescription

On 3 July 2017 Reading Well for Books launched Reading Well for long term conditions, a new scheme providing information and support for people living with a long term health condition and their carers.

The booklist covers general advice and information about living with a long term condition, common symptoms and titles focused on specific conditions such as arthritis, bowel conditions, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Jean Thompson was part of the Co-production Group involved in supporting the selection of the books. The good news is that the help book for the Stanford chronic disease self-management course (Self-management of Long-term Health Conditions: 3rd Edition) has been included on the list of publications.

The books will be available from all English public libraries from July 2017, the scheme aims to provide millions of people with the tools to better understand and confidently self-manage their conditions.

The Reading Agency is a national UK charity and inspires people to read for pleasure and wellbeing, and this is a new strand of the acclaimed Reading Well Books on Prescription programme into English libraries in association with The Society of Chief Librarians.

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