Inspiring and developing leadership skills of people with long-term health conditions to effect change
In this session, you will learn about an innovative approach that enables people with lived experience to build their knowledge, skills and confidence to self-manage their own long-term health conditions and to use what they have learnt to benefit others. This approach also empowers people to become leaders in strategic coproduction, peer support and self-management education, effecting and embedding change within the health and care system at a national, regional and system level.
We will explore issues such as:
- why strategic coproduction is important and how it can be embedded into day to day practice
- how peer support can enhance the capacity and capability of roles within primary care, whilst helping to connect people with their local communities
- how condition-specific self-management education can be delivered digitally and in person to meet the needs of a diverse population
- how to engage, teach and retain a cohort of Peer Leaders to demonstrate leadership skills in strategic coproduction, peer support and / or self-management education.