Self Care is an integral part of daily life, enabling individuals to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing, with support from their health and social care professionals. It includes the actions people take every day in order to stay fit and maintain good physical and mental health, meet their social and psychological needs and prevent illness or accidents. People living with a long term condition can benefit enormously from being supported to self care. They can live longer, suffer less pain, anxiety, depression and fatigue, have a better quality of life and be more active and independent.
Diabetes Service User Questionnaire
In order to help maintain the most appropriate care and support for people living with diabetes, we are currently holding a questionnaire on diabetes services. See below for the questionnaire.
To return your questionnaire, either
a) Download the survey and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or
b) Print out and mail to George Katsande, Commissioning Development Manager, NHS Tameside and Glossop, New Century House, Progress Way, Denton M34 2GP
Expert Patient Programme
We have now launched our new Expert Patient Programme (EPP). The EPP courses help people with long term conditions (such as a multiple sclerosis, or lung conditions) to develop the skills and confidence they need to manage their condition better on a daily basis. Course participants will learn how to:
- Set goals and make action plans
- Problem solve
- Develop their communication skills
- Manage their emotions
- Pace daily activities
- Manage relationships with family, friends and work colleagues
- Communicate with health and social care professionals
- Find other health care resources in the community
- Understand the importance of exercise keeping active an healthy eating
- Manage fatigue, sleep, pain, anger and depression.
Tameside and Glossop PCT will be providing self-management programmes in the local area during the early part of 2011. They will be delivered by the Expert Patients Programme Community Interest Company (EPP CIC).
By learning and using some simple skills, the course helps you to manage your life with your condition on a daily basis, allowing you to feel more in control and to improve your health and wellbeing. People who have attended these courses tell us that it has helped them to deal with their pain, tiredness, feelings of depression, frustration and many other difficulties that may come from living with a long-term health condition.
Sessions are delivered by 2 trained tutors who themselves live with a long-term health condition and have been through the course themselves to a group of 8-16 people. It is free to attend, lasts for 2½ hours one day a week for six weeks. People who attend receive an easy to follow book that compliments the course and a relaxation CD.
If you want to take control of your health, contact us now for more information or to book a place:
FREEPHONE: 0800 988 5530
Text us: 07797 807 162 (SMS only)
More information about the Expert Patient Programme is available at http://www.expertpatients.co.uk/. or see the leaflet below
Expert Patient Programme leaflet
For further useful Self Care information, see the links below: