Publication of “Patient Education / Self Management Programmes for People with Long Term Conditions 2021/22”

Date published: 07 February 2023

The Department of Health has today published “Patient Education / Self Management Programmes for People with Long Term Conditions 2021/22”

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

Key Facts and Figures:


  • there were 75 patient education / self management programmes provided a total of 729 times with 7,171 participants in 2021/22.
  • just under two thirds (63%) of programmes run during 2021/22 were provided by four HSC Trusts (Belfast Trust were unable to submit a return for 2021/22).
  • the programme types with the most participants were dementia programmes (19%) and mental health programmes (19%).
  • 4,557 participants (64%) attended a programme that was statutory funded.

Notes to editors: 

  1. This information was collated by Community Information Branch within the DoH.
  1. 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 2021 to 31 March 2022.
  1. This publication is available on the Department of Health website
  1. Further information is available from:

Community Information Branch                   
Department of Health            
Room 11
Annexe 2                                                         
Castle Buildings
Belfast BT4 3SP
Tel:        (028) 90 528134

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