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Invitation to ‘tool-up’ for better care

People with long-term conditions will be supported to better manage their own health and care needs, thanks to the roll-out of an evidence-based tool over the next 5 years.  NHS England has agreed a deal which will grant nearly 2m people access to more person-centred care as part of its developing Self Care programme.

Local NHS organisations and their partners are being invited to apply for free access to patient activation licences, which will help them assess & build their patients’ knowledge, skills & confidence, empowering people to make decisions about their own health & care.

The Patient Activation Measure (PAM) is a validated tool which captures the extent to which people feel engaged & confident in taking care of their health & wellbeing.  By measuring people’s activation levels through PAM, organisations can ‘meet people where they are’ and tailor support & services to the individual’s needs.

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