Patient Education / Self Management Programmes for People with Long Term Conditions 2022/23

Date published: 30 January 2024

The Department of Health has today published “Patient Education / Self Management Programmes for People with Long Term Conditions 2022/23”.

This publication of annual figures relates to Patient Education / Self Management Programmes in Northern Ireland.

Key Facts and Figures:

  • there were 73 patient education / self management programmes provided a total of 804 times with 7,853 participants in 2022/23.
  • over half (57%) of programmes run during 2022/23 were provided directly by four HSC Trusts (Belfast Trust were unable to submit a return for 2022/23).
  • the programme types with the most participants were dementia programmes (21%) and mental health programmes (18%).
  • 4,857 participants (61%) attended a programme that was statutory funded.

Notes to editors: 

1. This information was collated by Community Information Branch within the Department of Health.

2. Statistics detailed within the bulletin present information on patient education / self management programmes for long term conditions collected from Health & Social Care (HSC) Trusts and independent sector programme providers. It details information on the type, provision, frequency and Trust area of the programmes delivered during the year 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.

3. This publication is available on our Department website.

4. Further information is available from:

Community Information Branch                   
Department of Health            
Room 11,  Annexe 2                                                         
Castle Buildings
Belfast BT4 3SP
Tel:        (028) 90 522162

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