Key components for successful implementation
But what exactly is self-management? It is about ensuring that "people with long-term conditions have the knowledge, skills, confidence and support they need to manage their condition(s) effectively in the context of their everyday life", and it's the focus of some useful guidance from the Health Foundation.
'A practical guide to self-management support', published in December 2015, provides an overview of self-management support and the key components for effective implementation. It explains what self-management support is and why it is important. It then looks at various aspects of putting it into practice, including planning and commissioning, building knowledge, skills and confidence, and measurement and evaluation.
The Health Foundation also has additional resources relating to this topic, including a case study, a resource centre, a directory of person-centred organisations from around the world, videos and animations.
The guide is available to download, or in hard copy, and can be accessed here.