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Person-centred Care in Action: Anticipatory Care in Forth Valley

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Anticipatory Care Planning has received attention in health and social care recently as one approach that can support shared decision making to support self management. I recently met with Fiona Drysdale and Irene Warnock to find out about their work in NHS Forth Valley which is based on good conversations.

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Embedding and spreading self management – NHS Ayrshire and Arran

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Ayrshire and Arran have been working with the Health Foundation over the last seven years to help implement and embed self management support across the local area. They have produced a report to share their learning in embedding and spreading self management over the last two years. This blog outlines some of the main themes for your consideration.

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Inspiring Each Other: Hosting an Event during Self Management Week 2015

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Update on the Inspiring Each Other Self Management Week Planning Sessions held in July and August 2015 by the Self Management Network Scotland. Read more to find out about the inspiration shared and how we can support you to host your event during Self Management Week 2015.

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A single point of contact for health and wellbeing information

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NHS 24 are redesigning Scotland’s NHS Inform site. As part of this they are developing health and wellbeing information for the site. The ALLIANCE Self Management Partnership and Practice Programme is a member of the group and will be bringing a self management focus. We are looking for your views on the work.

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Prescription for Excellence: Making the most of appropriately prescribed medicine

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Graeme Morrison, Inclusion Officer at the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland describes the Prescription for Excellence programme. In 2013, the Scottish Government published the Prescription for Excellence Vision and Action Plan. At the heart of this vision is a clinical role for pharmacists, to address the current lack of support with medicine taking.

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My Skills, My Strength, My Right to Work: improving employment for people living with long term conditions

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The My Skills, My Strength, My Right to Work campaign has been created to assist employers to be more informed about long term health conditions and reasonable adjustment as well as encourage an approachable partnership between employees and employers. Read more about the campaign.

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Self management: It’s all about good conversations

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Amy Solon from Waverley Care writes about the exciting work that came from being approached by International HIV partnerships (a not-for-profit organisation that develops partnerships with key stakeholders across Central and South East Europe and the Middle East) to see how Waverley Care’s self management project could be replicated on international soil.

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A Consultant’s Reflections on the Relevance of Self Management in Health Care

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Hans Hartung, Consultant Respiratory Physician at University Hospital Crosshouse Kilmarnock, Ayrshire and Arran, shares his reflections on the relevance of self management in health care. Click ‘Read more’ to find out how communication and changing relationships has altered Hans Hartung’s practice.

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Exploring Volunteering – Good for Self Management?

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Catherine Eadie shares her experiences of volunteering and why she does it. Including a new volunteering opportunity from Work4ME: “Exploring Volunteering – a journey of exploration for those living with long term conditions.” Catherine believes volunteering can help if you have a long term health condition. Read more to find out why.

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My ‘Not Normal’ Journey to Self Management

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Donna Barrowman shares her story of learning to manage her long term condition. Education, control and a focus on living well have all been part of Donna’s journey. Click ‘Read more’ to learn how Donna uses wellness recovery action planning (WRAP) to live a happy, balanced and very fulfilled life even in the presence of a long term condition.

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