Lessons from the world of behavioural science can help people to self-manage their health and wellbeing more effectively, according to two new publications from the Realising the Value programme. The two guides have been developed by the Behavioural Insights Team. Supporting self-management sets out how professionals working with people with long term conditions can help them to manage those conditions. Spreading change outlines how behavioural science can spread the take-up of person- and community-centred approaches to health and wellbeing.
Realising the Value is an NHS England-backed programme tasked with gathering evidence for person- and community-centred approaches, developing ways to embed these approaches, and sharing the learning to encourage take up. National Voices is part of the consortium delivering Realising the Value, alongside Nesta, The Health Foundation, Regional Voices, NAVCA, and Volunteering Matters. Final reports from the programme are due in November.