The Health Foundation: A practical guide to self-management support guide

Good self care support services provide benefits to patients and carers and offers benefits in demand and cost management to health economies.Self care can extend from making lifestyle choices like eating a healthy diet through to administering prescribed medication or using learned techniques to take care of symptoms. But Self care is under used and self care support is often remains under commissioned.

The Health Foundation's ​practical guide to self-management support provides an overview of self-management support and the key components for effective implementation. It is for people with a role where they can implement self-management support, such as commissioners, health care professionals, service managers, people in voluntary or community groups and patient leaders. The guide will be useful both for those starting their self-management support journey and those building on and improving the support that they already provide.