Supporting people to support themselves is integral to protecting those most vulnerable to the Covid-19 pandemic.

As a result of the pandemic, there is an important task across the Personalised Care Group to identify practical ways that we can support people staying at home.

This table is designed to support healthcare professionals to signpost patients with long-term conditions, identified in the high risk groups, to support them and give them information to self-manage at home. 

Supported self-management is of particular importance to people living with long-term conditions, who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Evidence shows that when people are supported to increase their knowledge, skills and confidence they benefit from better health outcomes, improved experiences of care and fewer unplanned care admissions which is more important than ever at this time.

The main charities for specific conditions have published guidance and information for self-managing during this pandemic including access to helplines and online peer support.

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