Top tips for practices in supporting self-care
Self Care Forum
Self-care is one of the few methods by which the demand for general practice can be managed and potentially reduce the burden on primary care. Evidence shows that self-management is worth supporting, with the best results coming from proactive strategies. By helping patients to manage their own conditions, the burden on general practice can be reduced while empowering patients to change their own behaviour and improve self-confidence.
This new Guidelines summary provides 12 top tips on how primary care practitioners can encourage patients to care for themselves and how to arrange a coherent strategy among practice staff to do so.