Angus Cardiac Group success at the self management awards

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A LEADING Angus health group celebrated success at at the Self Management Award ceremony held on October 4. Over 130 invited guests and MSPs gathered to celebrate good practice.

The awards were addressed by Derek Feeley, Director-General Health and chief executive of the NHS in Scotland, and Audrey Birt, chair of the Alliance. Annabelle Ewing MSP hosted and presented awards to the winners.

Angus Cardiac Group won the Self Management Partnership of the Year and Gordon Snedden, chairman of the group, won the Self Management Champion of the Year. There were over 81 projects nominated for these awards and the judging panel including Ros Moore, Chief Nursing Officer, and Graham Kramer, National Clinical Lead for Self Management and Health Literacy, was impressed with the high quality of applications and range of initiatives.

Alliance chief executive Ian Welsh said: “Self management is more important now than ever. These awards highlight the range of great initiatives and inspiring individuals,

“These awards come at a crucial time for the Alliance as the Self Management Impact Fund has just been announced to support a further range of good practice examples of Self Management in Scotland.”

These awards are part of Self Management Week. The Alliance will launch the next strand of its ‘My Condition, My Terms, My Life’ campaign to raise awareness of self management among health and social care professionals and to encourage more professionals to support a self management approach in their daily practice.