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Author: The Bevan Commission

Published: August 31, 2022

Most people practice self-management as part of their usual care, especially people living with long-term conditions or disabilities. All of us require the knowledge, skills and confidence to look after ourselves on a daily basis and know when to seek care and support in order to optimise our health and well-being. Supported self-management is not only prudent; it can enable people to live a fulfilled life and access health and care services when relevant and appropriate. It can also helps establish shared decision-making between the person and their care team to ensure their skills, strengths and capabilities are seen alongside their needs and are built upon when addressing ‘what matters’ to the individual and their family.