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Self care - A real choice: Self care support - A practical option

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    Department of Health
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    12 January 2005
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    Electronic only
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This communication sets out the position on the Department of Health's policy to support Self Care. It is aimed at Primary Care Trust (PCT), NHS Trust, Strategic Health Authority (SHA) and social care management teams, as well as health and social care professionals and practitioners.

The purpose of this document is to:

  • provide information on the developing policy on support for self care and the reasons why it is important (the why);
  • suggest what practical action can be taken by those delivering health and social care (the what);
  • provide some ideas on how to support self care (the how).

It has benefited from consultation with a wide range of stakeholders in the care system.

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