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Welcome to Talking Health Taking Action: Your One Stop Shop for Self-Management Support

SMRC Coordinators Network

The International Network for Managers of SMRC Self-Management Programmes

The Directors of Talking Health Taking Action led the very first Coordinators’ Network that was set up by LMCA (now National Voices) in 1997. This Network provided the foundation for the NHS EPP and the development of the Ss2Q quality assurance framework. We remain the only organisation in England solely focussed on building SMRC self-management capacity in local communities offering straightforward, impartial advice derived from our extensive experience of providing day-to-day support to those running and delivering SMRC programmes.

Why should I join the SMRC Coordinators’ Network?

  • Share learning and knowledge about best practice in the development and delivery of SMRC programmes  
  • Share skills and resources with other SMRC providers
  • Help develop tools and resources to enable you to better manage you programme
  • Contribute to the future development of SMRC programmes across the UK
  • Keep up to date with the latest information from NHS England and SMRC
  • Create a stronger, louder, united voice among the provider community to help make self-management support more widely available to people living with long term conditions

The SMRC Coordinators’ Network: Key Features

  • Free to existing SMRC Information Support Service (SISS) members
  • Facilitated biannual meetings – one virtual and one face to face
  • Spring conference - providing an opportunity to network with colleagues, keynote speakers and agree priorities for the year ahead
  • Participation in national evaluation of SMRC programmes using the Patient Activation Measure (PAM)
  • Membership of Coordinators’ WhatsApp Group
  • Discounted course help books
  • Direct line of communication to SMRC and NHS England
  • Free biannual Masterclass (webinar)

What level of support is best for my SMRC programme?

Click here to view the different membership options.

How can I join the SMRC Coordinators’ Network?

  • If you are already a SISS member there is no need to do anything you will automatically become a member of the SMRC Coordinators Network
  • Become a SISS member automatically become a member of the SMRC Coordinators’ Network
  • Complete the application form to join The SMRC Coordinators Network

Click here and join the Coordinators' Network today.

Already a member?

Then join the Coordinators' Whats App Group today by emailing your request to  

"Don't take our word for it"

"There is a real opportunity for those of us committed to evidence based self-management patient information to come together under the banner of person centred care to maximise the opportunities offered by the Five Year Forward View".
- Jonathan Berry, NHS England Lead - Shared Decision Making and Health Literacy

I have joined the Coordinators' Network to share best practice and learn. There are many coordinators out there so a lot of experience to offer each other but previously we have not been linked up- I am now the only person in post locally delivering the programme. I am very supportive of this Network and am looking forward to attending the Spring Conference
- Sharon Lonnen, Expert Patient Programme, Kirklees

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