Long-term conditions. 2: supporting and enabling self-care

Patricia M Wilson, Vina Mayor

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    This article is the second of a series focusing on long-term conditions. It explores supported self-care identifying that this is the most appropriate approach to managing long-term conditions in 70-80% of patients with a chronic illness. The paper focuses on the Department of Health for England and Wales flagship initiative; the Expert Patient Programme. This lay-led self-management programme for people affected by a physical long-term condition is currently being rolled out by PCTs throughout the NHS and is seen as a key mechanism for empowering individuals and reducing resource demand in long-term conditions. The history, content, current and future models of the Expert Patient Programme will be described and the paper concludes by discussing future challenges for the programme as illuminated by two external evaluations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)6-10
    Number of pages5
    JournalBritish Journal of Community Nursing
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


    • Chronic Disease
    • Cost-Benefit Analysis
    • England
    • Forecasting
    • Geriatric Nursing
    • Health Policy
    • Health Promotion
    • Humans
    • Long-Term Care
    • Models, Nursing
    • Patient Education as Topic
    • Patient Participation
    • Power (Psychology)
    • Primary Health Care
    • Public Health Nursing
    • Self Care
    • Self Efficacy
    • Social Support
    • State Medicine
    • Voluntary Health Agencies
    • Wales


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