Self care

Speaking up in support of self care

A group of senior health professionals have today thrown their support behind Self Care Week 2018. Self Care Week 2018, which began yesterday and runs until November 18, is urging people to ‘Choose Self Care for Life’ by making health-savvy decisions. Whether it is about self-treatable conditions, long term conditions, or lifestyle choices to ensure […]

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Encouraging people to choose self care for life

More than 22 million people are being targeted as part of Self Care Week which launches today. Under the banner of “Choose Self Care for Life” the aim is to engage and empower people to better look after their own health. Whether it is about self-treatable conditions, long term conditions, or lifestyle choices to ensure […]

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New findings reveal NHS initiative to get vulnerable people online has dramatically improved their health and well being and reduced demand for front line services

A report published yesterday (18 July) shows an NHS programme to train vulnerable people to use the internet has led to over half feeling more confident to manage their health, 21% making fewer calls or visits to their GP and 6% making fewer trips to A&E.  This behaviour change is estimated to have saved the […]

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NHS England backs innovative care initiative

NHS England has today announced a £1.75m investment in an innovative family-based initiative to help more people to be cared for in a home, not a hospital. The Shared Lives model will support people who have needs which make it hard for them to live on their own, by carefully matching them with a carer […]

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Self Care Week’s message for healthy living

NHS staff, patients and carers are being urged to support and help raise awareness of Self Care Week next month. The theme for the week, running from 16 to 22 November, is ‘Self Care for Life’ and aims to help people understand what they can do to better look after their own health and that […]

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New patient activation report launched

A major new report about Patient Activation – which could help over 1.5million people in England with long term conditions – was launched at the King’s Fund today. Patient activation is a measure of a person’s skills, confidence and knowledge to manage their own health. It’s simple to find out, like measuring blood pressure, and […]

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