Please see below for details of the latest personalised care information and opportunities:

Resources to help you promote Self Care Week

Self Care Week (15 – 21 November) is the annual UK-wide national awareness week that focuses on embedding support for self-care across communities, families and generations. The theme this year is ‘Practise Self Care for Life’ and its organiser, the Self Care Forum, has produced free resources to help with planning activities, including an 8 Point Plan.

Self Care Week provides the perfect opportunity to support people in their physical health and mental wellbeing - be part of the self-care movement. A series of fact sheets are also available to download, including one on Long COVID/Post COVID Syndrome. Take a look at the website or get in touch with the charity for more details at You can also subscribe to the newsletter.

Care Co-ordinator Workspace on FutureNHS Collaboration Platform

NHS England & NHS Improvement are making some changes to the Supported Self-Management Future NHS platform to improve how they support those in care coordinator roles and make it easier for you to find information and resources relevant to your role.

They’ve set up a brand new Care Co-ordinator workspace for you to access. It includes resources tailored to your role and new functionality, such as a space for you to have regional discussions. Please ensure you have either accepted the invite to the workspace/ sign up here to the new platform Care Coordinators - FutureNHS Collaboration Platform.

If you have any questions about the workspace, or difficulty joining, please email: 

Physical Activity Link Worker Survey

The survey has been developed by the North-West Active Partnership Social Prescribing Forum. The survey is aimed at link workers, social prescribers, community connectors or their equivalents across the North-West.

Survey purpose: The survey is to capture the experience of Link Workers discussing and referring in to physical activity provision. We aim to respond to the feedback received by for example, offering support, training or development opportunities, for both link workers and providers, to ensure physical activity contributes as fully as possible, to the health and wellbeing of those referred in to social prescribing schemes, living across the region. It is hoped by link workers completing this survey, it will benefit them, their service and their clients.

Deadline for completion: Friday 19th November, 2021

Survey link:

A short course for a big health impact 

Nearly half the adults in England (43%) struggle to read and understand health information. When that information includes words and numbers, that rises to 61%. This means important details, such as dosage and how to take medicines can be missed. 

Health Education England has developed a free, 35 minute, online health literacy course, designed for anyone working with or supporting patients, families and carers. Sign up today for the online health literacy course on the NHS e-learning for healthcare platform. Find out more about improving Health Literacy.

Become a healthy weight coach by taking a free eLearning course

Are you a healthcare professional looking to develop your skills or do you know someone in your primary care network who might be interested in new training?

Around two thirds of UK adults are currently above a healthy weight, and through the Personalised Care Institute's bespoke new course - which they are co-hosting in partnership with the Office for Health Improvement & Disparities and Health Education for England’s eLearning for Healthcare platform - you can train to become a Healthy weight coach and support people living with overweight or obesity to make positive changes to their health and health behaviours.

The role is a voluntary role with an additional set of competencies and responsibilities to a person’s existing role, and is open to anyone working within a primary care network who is interested in supporting people to prioritise their weight, health and wellbeing.

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Free online modules – Personalised Care Institute 

Choose from short 30-minute modules designed to introduce you to a range of personalised care curriculum topics, including core skills, shared decision making and personalised care and support planning. 85% of healthcare professionals recommend Personalised Care Institute courses.  

Personalised Care & Support Planning Training

Do you want to know more about Personalised Care and Support Planning? Would you like access to resources?

Hear directly from the people implementing Personalised Care and Support Planning and Personal Health Budgets at our next Community of Practice:

Tuesday 16th November 2021, 10-11:30am

This is the fourth of six sessions each focusing on one element of the ‘Implementation Framework’ for a personal health budget (PHB). This session will focus on Personalised Care and Support Planning. They are open to anyone thinking about developing their own PHB offer in children’s or adult’s mental health and /or learning disability and autism. Register here...

Addressing gambling related harms 

Gambling related harms is increasingly being recognised as a Public Health issue of concern. One indicator of this concern according to YouGov is that about 7% of the population of Great Britain are negatively affected by a parents, partners or child’s gambling. Please see the below events and resources about Gambling related harms: 

Enhancing Care for Older People Webinar Series

Wednesday 24th November 2021, 1.30pm-3.00pm

‘Goodnight, whoever you are’ Person Centred Dementia Care - Speaker: Mrs Barbara Dow, EnCOP Lead: Sue Tiplady, Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University

This session is FREE and open to all! Spaces can be booked via Eventbrite...

Reducing Health Inequalities in Healthcare Across the North East North Cumbria ICS

6th December 2021 from 09:30 – 12:30 (MS Teams)

The event will focus on addressing and reducing health inequalities in healthcare, showcasing practical examples from NENC ICS.

Find out more & book...

4th International Social Prescribing Network conference 10-11 March, 2022

Bookings are now open for the 4th International Social Prescribing Conference, 2022. Abstract submission is now open and will close on Friday 10 December at 5pm. SPLWs and social prescribing schemes can also submit an entry for the 3rd Social Prescribing Network Awards, celebrating people who are going above and beyond to support people with unmet needs through social prescribing.