NHS Lanarkshire have scored a major award win at the Self Management Awards.
NHS Lanarkshire and Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) scooped the Self Management Partnership of the Year award at the event, hosted by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland at the Scottish Parliament.
Campbell Chalmers, NHS Lanarkshire stroke nurse consultant, said the team was delighted with the win, addding: “Stroke is a life-changing condition and we know that people affected by it can fear another stroke which leaves them feeling anxious and depressed.
“We have a long-standing partnership with Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland and together we recognised there was a need to make a difference and to do more to enhance people’s recovery from stroke by using self-management approaches.
“The approaches we used have been specifically designed to enable individuals to build their confidence, give them a sense of control back, and foster coping mechanisms.
“Our nomination was in partnership with Margaret Somerville from CHSS for the range of self-management initiatives we have undertaken together. These include individual support, group-based activity, written resources and online resources.”
The audience, including MSPs and 170 guests, was addressed by Health Secretary Shona Robison. The event celebrated the people who are helping others to live well with their long-term conditions - providing real examples of approaches which support people to feel in control of their health and wellbeing.