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Reading, Writing and Your Health – Journeys in Self Management

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Blythe Robertson, policy lead for self management and health literacy at the Scottish Government, shares his reflections on chairing the Self Management Network Scotland’s “Reading, Writing and Your Health: Journeys in Self Management” evening. This event was held on 24th November 2015 as part of Book Week Scotland.

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Developments to the Self Management Network Scotland Website

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Lara Murray, Network Officer for the Self Management Network Scotland writes about work to develop a search page allowing you to find and contact other members of the network online. Read more about how this works and how you can ensure your organisation is featured.

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Scottish Parliament hears of ‘critical’ self management projects

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On 29 October 2015 MSPs in Scottish Parliament debated a motion by Joan McAlpine MSP on volunteering and self management. This blog provides a full summary of the debate.

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Join us for our third networking event – it’s all about self management connections

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Join us for our third networking event on Thursday 19th November 2015 at Norton Park Conference Centre in Edinburgh. This event is free to attend. Rather than creating an agenda for you, we hope that you will work with us to create an agenda that reflects what you want to learn and the learning you want to share as part of the Self Management Network Scotland.

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Volunteering can be a health generating activity

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Read about the Volunteering and Self Management Event held by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland during Self Management Week 2015. Attendees heard from Helen Harper, Research and Development Manager at Volunteer Scotland, project leads for InS:PIRE, at Glasgow Royal Infirmary’s Intensive Care Unit and Karen from RAMH sharing details of their volunteer peer support project.

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Health Literacy and Self Management

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Lindsey Murphy, Senior Knowledge Manager for Health Literacy at NHS Education for Scotland, writes about health literacy including why it is important for self management and where you can find more information from NHS Education for Scotland. The Health Literacy Place will be re-launched on 22nd October 2015. Read more to find out about using this resource.

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Supported Self Management for Chronic Pain Sub-group

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The ALLIANCE is a member of the Supported Self Management for Chronic Pain group. This is one of several sub groups that reports to the National Service Improvement Steering Group to oversee the development of service improvements for people affected by chronic or persistent pain. The sub group is looking for examples of good practice to be shared with it. Read on for more information.

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Self Management Week 2015: Shout about what keeps you well

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Read Kevin Geddes’ (Director of Development and Improvement at the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland) article for the Integration and Reshaping Care blog: ‘Self Management: Putting People in the Driving Seat of Integration’. Kevin shares his journey to self management, what self management means to him and details of Self Management Week 2015.

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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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