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  • 4Jan

    Self-care apps likely among long-term plan’s top digital priorities

    Reported in the Health Service Journal, the long-term plan will likely expand the use of apps for self-care and accelerate the rollout of regional patient records, NHS Digital has said. In a paper that went to the board on Wednesday, NHS Digital said, while the plan itself had been delayed, it was “expected” to include priorities…

  • 27Sep

    Blog: Personalised care: what matters to me

    Excerpts from a blog by James Sanderson Director of Personalised Care at NHS England: Experience has taught us many things. In 1948 when the NHS was born the average life expectancy for a man of my age was 65, with half of all men dying before they reached that age.  Now life expectancy is 79.2 years,…

  • 19Jul

    Self Care Week 2018

    Whilst we don’t want to wish away our summer, 12th November will be here in next to no time so, don’t be caught out, start planning activities for Self Care Week now.  In addition to the case studies featured in this newsletter, a range of material is freely available to help. Self Care Week is…

  • 12Apr

    Systematic Review: Health-Related Internet Use by Children and Adolescents

    The objective of this systematic literature review, published in JMIR, was to examine the phenomenon of children and adolescents’ health-related internet use and to identify gaps in the research. The internet is widely used by children and adolescents, who generally have a high level of competency with technology. Thus, the internet has become a great resource…

  • 5Apr

    Special Report: Remote monitoring and self-care

    Digital Health reports on the use of technology to support self-care is considered to be a holy grail of any sustainable health service. So how can the NHS utilise and share such information to improve patient experience and empower them to manage their health better?  In the relatively short time since Mona Johnson, clinical lead…

  • 8Mar

    Health Partnerships: Improving self-care at local level

    Health Partnerships is a programme looking at how developing relationships between local people, the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector and statutory services can help to improve self-care.  Eight areas are taking part in the programme, and interim findings have just been published.  For more information about the programme, including information from each STP footprint,…

  • 8Mar

    Study: Optimising Tailored Communications for Health Risk Assessment

    The Journal of Medical Internet Research has published this study: Optimising Tailored Communications for Health Risk Assessment: A Randomised Factorial Experiment of the Effects of Expectancy Priming, Autonomy Support, and Exemplification. Health risk assessments with tailored feedback plus health education have been shown to be effective for promoting health behaviour change. However, there is limited evidence to…

  • 23Nov

    Signpost to the Pharmacy Poster

    To help with signposting to the pharmacy for common conditions, the Self Care Forum has produced a poster which lists the top 13 common ailments including low back pain, coughs, headache etc. Each of the ailments listed have a matching fact sheet that can be used during interactions or made available for people to help…

  • 26Oct

    Ask Your Pharmacist Week asks ‘Discover your Local Pharmacy’

    Ask Your Pharmacist Week takes place on 6-13 November, which follows Self Care Week, and provides opportunities for two weeks of self care campaigning. The theme is ‘Discover your local pharmacy’ and organisers, the National Pharmacy Association (NPA), want to raise awareness about the full range of pharmacy services available. Resources are available from the…

  • 19Oct

    Self Care Week 2017 – Almost here!

    Embracing Self Care for Life is the theme for Self Care Week 2017 (13 – 19 Nov). The long-running promotional campaign helps people embrace Self Care for Life by increasing their health knowledge and understanding of how to look after their own health. Self Care Week is an excellent vehicle to carry self-care messages including signposting to…

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