Patients and communities driving progress in self care

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Briefings

This briefing reports on the Building Health Partnerships Self Care programme and the seven areas where it operated in 2017-2018.
 

The key message is that by building health partnerships between the statutory sector and local communities, we can: 

 

  • Improve access to existing community-centred approaches
  • Test new approaches to workforce development
  • Define outcomes and the ‘difference made’ by community approaches to health
  • Co-design, co-direct and co-produce services to deliver a health and care system that works for local people
  • Begin to address financial and contractual barriers to effective and sustainable community-centred approaches and social prescribing
  • Empower communities to set up new initiatives 
  • Create a shared vision of social prescribing and the ‘infrastructure’ needed to support community-centred approaches
  • Build partnerships and foundations for more cross-sector working

 

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