The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) has today published ‘Patient Education / Self Management Programmes for People with Long Term Conditions 2014/15’.
This publication of annual figures relates to Patient Education / Self Management Programmes in Northern Ireland.
Key Facts and Figures
- In 2014/15, 13,069 participants availed of a patient education / self management programme. This is a 6% (684) increase on the number of participants recorded during 2013/14 (12,385);
- Out of the 13,069, 60% of participants at a patient education / self management programme were attending a programme provided by one of the five HSC Trusts in Northern Ireland. This was up 4 percentage points from 56% in 2013/14;
- There were 40 different programme types in place across Northern Ireland during 2014/15; this is up 11% (4) on those in place during 2013/14 (36);
- The 40 patient education / self management programmes were provided a total of 856 times in 2014/15, an increase of 7% (54) on the number in 2013/14 (802);
- Of those programmes provided during 2014/15, 713 were condition specific programmes and 143 were generic programmes. In 2013/14 these figures were 719 and 83 respectively;
- The number of participants attending a programme specifically for cardiac, COPD, Type 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes in 2014/15 was 7,474. This was a 20% (1,234) increase on the number of participants at programmes for the same conditions in 2013/14 (6,240).
Notes to editors:
- This information was collated by Community Information Branch within the DHSSPS.
- 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 2014 to 31 March 2015.
- This publication is available online.
- Further information is available from:
Community Information Branch
Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
Belfast BT4 3SP
Tel: (028) 90 528134
Fax: (028) 90 523288
Internet: Department of Health
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