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Supporting people with long term conditions to self care: A guide to developing local strategies and good practice

  • Document type:
    Guidance
  • Author:
    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    24 February 2006
  • Primary audience:
    Communication Leads,Chief Executives,Professionals
  • Product number:
    270415
  • Gateway reference:
    5411
  • Pages:
    56
  • Copyright holder:
    Crown

This guide explains how health and social care services can support people with long term conditions to self care through an integrated package which includes information, self monitoring devices, self care skills education and training and self care support networks.

Improving care for people with a long term condition is one of the biggest challenges facing health and social care organisations and demands wholesale change in the way they think, train and deliver/design services. The role of self care is crucial in people maintaining good health and taking care of their condition. Supporting self care provides benefits all round.

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