Launch of new self management resource

Angus residents are set to benefit from a new self management resource which was launched in Arbroath on Monday.

The ‘Self Management Toolkit for Professionals’, which will be issued to all clinical staff across Angus Community Health Partnership, aims to help health professionals who care for people living with a long term condition.

This new resource will now mean that information on what help is available locally, as well as the many different services that are on offer for people living in Angus, are now collated together in one handy booklet.

Health professionals including local GPs, physiotherapists, palliative care specialists as well as representatives from the local volunteer centre attended the launch to hear about the practical applications of this new resource.

The booklet has been produced by Angus CHP in response to staff requests for information on available care locally which would be easy and quick to access.

Having this information at their fingertips will mean that health professionals working across Angus will now be well placed to signpost people affected by long term conditions to available resources.

Rhona Guild, Primary Care Manager and Long Term Conditions Lead Angus CHP, said: “People living in Angus with long term conditions regularly tell us that they want good and relevant information and practical support to enable them to live as well as possible.

“We are pleased to add this professional tool-kit to our growing local self management options as we recognise the pivotal role health care professionals play in ensuring people know what is available locally.

“If anyone affected by long term conditions living in Angus would like to get involved in service planning, or have any suggestions as to how we can improve care, we would be pleased to hear from them,” concluded Rhona Guild.