Leaders in self-management education Hannah Sweetnam
Realising the Value
The strong evidence base we’ve gathered over the years, alongside the careful measuring and recording of our impact means we’re leading the way in the area of self-management education. We’re proud to be part of the Realising the Value programme, commissioned by NHS England, which is,
“strengthening the case for people taking an active role in their healthcare”.
Realising the Value builds on the commitments set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View, championing changes in the UK healthcare system so that people and communities are put at the heart of health and wellbeing.
Realising the Value recognised Penny Brohn as an example of best practice in the area of self-management education, or self-care. Our Research and Evaluation Team’s data has been fed into Realising the Value, including a model to show potential economic benefits of self-management education.
Our work on this project and our expertise in gathering Patient Activation Measure data is also enabling us to support our local (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP). The well-evidenced services delivered by Penny Brohn are a perfect fit for both local and national self-management health plans.
In 2010, we played an active role in the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative, a study conducted by NHS England, Macmillan and the Department of Health. This led to the development of ‘The Recovery Package’ for people with cancer. The Recovery Package ensures good quality, holistic care, promoting self-management for everyone living with and beyond cancer.
“I feel more able to be self aware and listen to my body, and therefore I don’t rush to the GP with every ache and pain.” – Al