Useful websites

  • Health Foundation: Co-creating Health - http://www.health.org.uk/cch
    The Health Foundation is a charitable foundation working to improve the quality of healthcare across the UK and beyond. In partnership with others, we are helping to shape a future healthcare system that offers safe, effective and responsive care for all.
  • Improving Chronic Illness Care - http://www.improvingchroniccare.org/
    Improving Chronic Illness Care is an improvement programme launched in 1998 with the Wagner Chronic Care Model at its conceptual core, now effectively spread across the US. This website provides a vast array of research and practical quality improvement tools.
  • Health Services Management Centre, Birmingham University - www.hsmc.bham.ac.uk/LTCnetwork/
    The Health Services Management Centre at Birmingham University has a Long-term Conditions Network. Many of the excellent presentations given to its meetings are relevant to Co-creating Health’s vision and are available on this website.
  • New Health Partnerships - http://www.newhealthpartnerships.org/
    New Health Partnerships is a quality improvement programme with 20 sites across the US working to embed self-management support into their health services. The site has useful comprehensive resource lists and links sections.
  • Video with Techniques for Effective Patient Self-Management - http://www.chcf.org/topics/chronicdisease/index.cfm?itemID=124673
    The California Health Foundation has produced a 30-minute training video designed for clinicians, which outlines the strategies and tools of self-management support.
  • South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust - http://www.swlstg-tr.nhs.uk/co-creating-health
    South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust serves a local population of more than a million people across the boroughs of Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth, providing a full range of mental health and social care services. This trust is focusing the Co-creating Health initiative on depression.
  • Health Service Journal: Article on Self-management: co-creating health - www.hsj.co.uk/goodmanagement/bestpractice/2009/01/selfmanagement_cocreating_health.html
  • Working on it!