Self management

Self management is part of an overall approach to enable and empower individuals and communities to take an active role in their own health and care.

More about self management


NHS Five Year Forward Year

Notes that the NHS "will invest significantly in evidence-based approaches such as group-based education for people with specific conditions and self-management educational courses, as well as encouraging independent peer-to-peer communities to emerge".

The Health and Social Care Act 2012

Introduced two legal duties, requiring Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and commissioners in NHS England to enable better patient and public participation.

Key resources

Evidence for supporting self-management

Support from National Voices published in 2014.

Further information


QISMET is an independent body developed to support self-management providers and commissioners to achieve the highest possible quality service for people living with long-term health conditions.