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Bridges Self Management – Open Workshop

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Bridges Self Management – Open Workshop

Bridges Self Management offers open workshops in central London for individual practitioners.  Open workshops are a great way to find out about the Bridges approach to self-management support for people working in education, private practice, third sector and charities, students or practitioners who cannot attend team training.  It is possible to come to the training if you work with any caseload of individuals with acute or long term conditions  as we feel that the principles of self-management support can be universally applied.

What is the aim of individual practitioner training?
To enable individuals to develop effective strategies to integrate best practice in self-management support for patients and families in everyday clinical practice.
Access to unique self-management tools
Where applicable to your caseload, you will be supplied with five copies of our unique self-management tools for either stroke, TBI or long-term conditions, to use with patients and families.

What are the potential benefits for the service I work in?

Self-management support is widely talked about but little is known about the best ways to provide that support, or how to implement and sustain it.  By attending these workshops you will enhance your own practice whilst developing an understanding of what might be needed to get a whole team working in a targeted person-centred way.
Teams who work in a targeted person-centred way can improve the quality of their interactions with patients and families, which in turn can see an improvement in measures of patient experience and satisfaction.  Secondary service outcomes that can be expected include improved efficiency.

What are the potential benefits for the patients and families I work with?

Patients and families who feel supported to self-manage feel greater confidence and control over their condition and daily lives.  In turn this can bring about improvements in mood, functional ability, and perceived quality of life.

What do other practitioners say?

Bridges gives them the language, structure and evidence-base to enhance what they already do.
They have a new set of skills to empower patients and families, including the Bridges tools and ideas about language.
They have increased understanding of self-management and how to do it successfully in their setting.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Understand the key policies and research in relation to supporting living with a long-term condition
  2. Appreciate the enablers and barriers to effective self-management in the long-term
  3. Understand the theoretical and evidence-base to the Bridges approach to self-management support
  4. Demonstrate practical methods of enhancing self-efficacy in individuals, thereby achieving greater control in their everyday lives
  5. Demonstrate greater awareness of different communication styles and their impact on supporting self-management
  6. Demonstrate ways of using the unique self-management tools with patients and families and across different clinical settings
  7. Understand ways of involving family, friends and carers in supporting self-management
  8. Develop strategies to evaluate and sustain self-management support in practice

Who is the module for?  Frontline staff in health and social care of any grade, working in the acute or community settings.

Module code: BRDG002

Location: London South Bank University, Central London

Pattern of Delivery: Workshops are delivered in central London.

Two stage training – full day initial workshop (9am – 4.30pm) and half-day follow up workshop (9am – 1pm) approx. 3 months later

Module dates

  • Dates for 2017/18 to be confirmed

Fee: £348

Programme: This module is part of Bridges

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