In Solihull we are piloting an approach called Patient Activation. It is part of NHS England’s Self-care support programme, helping people with long term conditions to feel more in charge of their health and care. Patient Activation describes the knowledge, skills and confidence a person has in managing their own health and care. Understanding these levels can help you to tailor the amount and type of support you provide to your patients and service users.
Do you have patients or service users who:
- Are hard to engage with?
- Are struggling to manage their own care?
- Do not follow through on their care plans?
- Are completely overwhelmed?
If you've answered yes, then book a place on our Patient Activation workshop and find out how this approach could help you. You'll learn more about Patient Activation and how it can help you to work with people who are disengaged.
The guest speaker at our workshop is Caroline Poole, Strategic Lead for Long-Term Conditions at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, where Patient Activation is an established way of working. Caroline will be sharing her experiences of Patient Activation, how it supports person-centred care and how it helps clinicians to work more effectively with service users and patients.
The workshop takes place on Friday 17 March, at The Renewal Conference Centre, Lode Lane. There will be a session at 9.30-12.00pm, which will then be repeated at1.30pm-4.00pm.
We welcome colleagues from primary care, acute care, community care, local authority including Adult Social Care, voluntary sector working in an environment with patients with long term conditions.