Self Management Partnership and Practice Programme Annual Report

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The Programme

The ALLIANCE Self Management Partnership and Practice Programme is supporting the spread of learning and good practice in self management as well as developing new partnerships and innovations that are helping to spread self management across Scotland. The programme is made up of the Self Management Network Scotland and development work across health and social care partnerships and with the third sector.

Find a summary below of our work in 2016.

Self Management Network Scotland

In 2016 membership of the network reached over 450, connecting people who are passionate about self management of long term conditions. The network supports the sharing of learning online with blogs and the project now has over 1,400 followers on Twitter.

The network, with an assortment of partners, hosted a variety of events across Scotland as part of a Self Management Network Scotland Roadshow 2016. This successfully brought together health and social care professionals and people living with long term conditions, encouraging learning and creating connections. Over 400 people attended the seven events across Scotland. Locations included to Borders, Orkney, Glasgow and Perth.

Development Work

  • Engaging with Third Sector Interfaces discussing self management current work and further opportunities
  • Delivered lectures at the University of the West of Scotland and to social work and social policy students at the University of Strathclyde
  • Worked with the University of Glasgow to design and develop a self management course
  • Supporting the establishment of local self management networks
  • Continued involvement with NHS Grampian in the development of Self Management Framework, providing evidence for clinical framework

Self Management Week 2016

This year Self Management Week celebrated the theme of ‘Powerful Partnerships’. Throughout the week, a range of activities were hosted by the ALLIANCE team and members to celebrate work which is happening nationally. This included presentations at the Independent Living Conference.

The awards shone a spotlight on examples of initiatives which are leading the way in self management, with over one hundred and seventy people attending the Self Management Award Ceremony in the Garden Lobby, Scottish Parliament.

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