Looking after yourself

We have updated our general health information, which can now be found in one page here

If you have a musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, you should be in control of your own health as much as possible, be supported to look after yourself and help manage your own conditions. We do our best to make sure this self-management support (or SMS) is in place so that this can happen.

As a person with health conditions, you and your loved ones and carers make decisions, take actions and care for your health and wellbeing every day. Most of the time it is you who are managing your own health and wellbeing and not a clinician or service. Clinicians, teams, and services should help you to do this as effectively as possible, alongside providing good clinical care. Evidence shows that this works.

Within our service, we run a range of self-help programmes and support, for example in rheumatology, fibromyalgia and pain. We will be providing more information on these programmes soon. In the meantime, if you are interested in attending a self-help group in one of these areas, please contact our team on 0300 303 8063.