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Guidance on Commissioning Evidenced Based Self-Management Programmes

This easy to read and concise guide outlines the six easy steps to commissioning community based self-management interventions.

Self-management as part of an Integrated Care Solution

With the NHS no longer holding a national licence for the range of self-management programmes that formed the NHS Expert Patients Programme (NHS EPP), this discussion paper looks at why these programmes are as relevant today as they were when they were first launched.

Health Foundation Briefing: Reducing Emergency Admissions

Unlocking the potential of people to better manage their long term conditions

  • Over the past 12 years the number of emergency hospital admissions in England has increased by 42%
  • Over 60% of people admitted to hospital as an emergency has one or more long term conditions
  • Patients who are most able to manage their conditions had 38% fewer emergency admissions than those least able to self manage
  • If those least able to manage their conditions were better supported so that they could manage their conditions as well as the most able this could prevent 436,000 emergency admissions and 690,000 attendances at A&E each year

Download this free briefing paper at The Health Foundation

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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