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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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Rowlands Elite Pharmacy: Relationships are what make this community pharmacy elite

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How do we extend the reach of self management so that everyone living with long term conditions, and their carers, feels able to take control of their health and wellbeing? What role can community pharmacies play in helping to raise awareness of self management? Read about Sara’s visit to Rowlands Elite Community Pharmacy.

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Self Management Awards 2015: Nominations now open!

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Nominations are now being accepted for the fifth annual Self Management Awards which will take place at the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 30th September. This year’s theme is inspiration- who or what inspires you to self manage? Click ‘Read more’ to see this year’s award categories and download a nomination form.

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Hands on Health Self Management Programme Evaluation

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In September 2014, I visited the Moira Anderson Foundation to learn about their Hands on Health Self Management Programme. Hands on Health aims to enable people to manage their long term health conditions, cope with everyday life and make positive life choices. Read about the evaluation of this programme after two cohorts.

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“Self management – my journey so far” Chris Myles

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I started my own self management journey back in October 2005 with a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. At that point I had no idea where this life changing opportunity would take me but I felt a strong desire to give something back, a trait which is still strong to this day.

Read about Chris Myles’ self management journey.

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Self management: Carers Matter

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Making sure there is support for carers to self manage is important but often under prioritised. Carers have told us they need to understand about self management for the person they care for as well as for themselves. Too often support is offered when a carer feels in crisis. This blog has been written by Maureen about her experience of self management as a carer.

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Scale values not organisations: how to spread self management in Scotland

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To change a system we need to seed a movement not an organisation and scale the values we want to spread. Transforming the health and social care system is core to our vision at the ALLIANCE and our work in self management is at the heart of this. Our latest publication is an attempt to describe the journey so far and where we still need to travel.

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Dyslexia is a difference that reflects diversity: the social model of dyslexia

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Interview with Steve McCue about his Unique Dyslexia Get Creative project. The aim of this project is to to build a community of dyslexics recognizing the social view of dyslexia and the positives rather than the medical view focusing on the negatives. Steve wants to reinforce the idea of dsylexics identifying as part of a community.

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