Champions of self-management
Merton CCG's Champions of Self-Management Conference proved popular with over 120 local people attending the event in Wimbledon.
Clinical Chair and local GP Dr Andrew Murray opened the conference and welcomed the opportunity the occasion offered to encourage people living with long term conditions, and those who support them, to adopt a self-management approach.
The event, to promote self-management for patients, public, carers and health and social care professionals across Merton took place on Wednesday 5th October at Merton Hall, Kingston Road, South Wimbledon.
Self-management is a term used to include all the actions taken by people to recognise, treat and manage their own health.
The conference also sought to bring together patients, carers and health and social care professionals and to boost community and voluntary sector connections across Merton.
The day also included presentations and Health Hub Market stalls from different organisations committed to making a difference to people living with long-term conditions.