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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 […]
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 […]
Engaging and empowering people to look after their own health better is the theme of this year’s Self Care Week which launches today. Whether it is about self-treatable conditions, long term conditions, or lifestyle choices to ensure better physical health and mental wellbeing, this week raises awareness of the huge benefits of people looking after […]
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 […]
People with long-term conditions will be supported to better manage their own health and care needs, thanks to the roll-out of an evidence-based tool over the next five years. NHS England has agreed a deal which will grant nearly two million people access to more person-centred care as part of its developing Self Care programme. […]
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 […]
Tim Kelsey will today drive home important messages for the public as part of the high profile Stay Well This Winter campaign. NHS England’s National Director for Patients and Information will highlight the need for people to help the NHS this winter by taking care of themselves and others when he addresses the Annual Self […]
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 […]
NHS England has launched the Realising the Value Programme, a new initiative which will empower people and communities to take more control of their health. Through this initiative, NHS England will award a grant of up to £500,000 to a charity or not for profit organisation (or consortium) to identify evidence-based approaches to self-care. This […]
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 […]