A film to support self-management has been developed with a local resident and can be viewed here. In the film John explains how the six week courses run by patients with long term illnesses and NHS staff help people to assess and manage their long-term conditions better.
Self-management is an important part of Connecting Care in Wakefield district. Empowering individuals to self-care has many benefits for their short-term and long-term health and this is important since people are living longer. Helping people to look after their own health, and their family’s health also helps to manage demand on health services.