2nd October 2009
Your Health, Your Way
Launched last Autumn, Your health, your way – a guide to long term conditions and self care sets out the support that patients should expect from the NHS if they choose to self care and brings together existing strands on support in an accessible format.
Your health, your way is applicable to all long term conditions and covers five key areas of self care support including information, healthy lifestyle, training, support networks and tools and equipment. It has been designed to help people living with a long term condition take greater control of their health and lives. Primary Care Trusts will have a responsibility to provide locally specific information through NHS Choices and other channels, to empower people to take a more active role in their care and exercise the choices available to them, ultimately improving their quality of life.
This has been supported by a patient information leaflet to raise awareness of self care support choices in Your health, your way and directs people to ask for more information from any health and social care professional involved in their care. To coincide with this, the Department of Health (DH) published an information booklet and online additional resources on Your health, your way to support health care professionals.
To see these documents, visit the DH website
(Source – 10 Things from National Voices)