South East Clinical Senates

Independent, clinical and strategic advice for health systems in the south east

Supporting young adults to self-care (proactive work)

The London Clinical Senate Forum and the work of the London Health Commission identified self-care in young adults as a major priority for the health system in London. The Senate ran engagement events in different community settings and provided training and support for young people to facilitate these, which not only built an evidence base but also aided a new approach to self-care for young adults. The report introduces a new commissioning framework to support young adults to self-care, particularly those with long-term conditions. ‘The Well Centre’ was identified as the future to support self-care in young adults within the community.

Clinical Senate

London

Status:

Complete

Date:

Jun-14

Types of Work:

Advice

Theme

Primary Care

Policy / Documentation

No

Specialised Commissioning

yes

STP / ACS Development Plans

No

Urgent & Emergency Care

No

Multiple Clinical Services

No

Children & Maternity

No

Cardiac

No

Stroke & Vascular

No

Mental Health

No

Respiratory

No

MSK

No

ENT

No

Community Services/ Hubs

No

Diagnostics / Hubs

No

Primary Care

No

Public Health

yes

Care Planning

No

Communications

No

Workforce

No

Link to web page or report

http://www.londonsenate.nhs.uk/supporting-young-adults-to-self-care/