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Upcoming local self-management courses

Angus Arthritis Forum - for adults affected by any type of Arthritis.  A relevant talk by a health care or other professional and a chance to ask questions and socialise with others over a cuppie.  No need to book, no charge, and patients can bring a friend or family member for support.  This forum rotates around Angus localities, with 4 meetings in 2018.
 

The next Angus Arthritis Forum will take place on Wednesday 6th June from 6.30-8-30pm, at WHCCC, Forfar, when the discussion topic will be 'Managing Pain & Fatigue associated with Arthritis', with input from the specialist pain service, occupational therapy and Pain Association Scotland.  There is the opportunity to ask questions afterwards over a cuppie.
 

Angus Diabetes Forum - for adults affected by Type 2 diabetes.  A relevant talk by a health care or other professional and a chance to ask questions and socialise with others over a cuppie.  No need to book, no charge, and patients can bring a friend or family member for support.  Patients may attend any forum that suits them, not just the one in their own locality. 

 
‚ÄčThe next Angus Diabetes Forum will take place on Thursday 19th April from 15:00-17:00 in the Health Education Room, Springfield Medical Centre, Arbroath when current diabetes research will be explored, along with the opportunity to give views on the support you would like to manage your diabetes in the future.
 
The forum after that is on Thursday 14th June from 18:30-20:30 in the Links Health Centre, Montrose- the topic will be 'Managing your diet' with a dietitian on hand to answer queries.
 
Chronic Pain Self Management Course - for adults living with persistent pain.  These courses are run by Pain Association Scotland over a 5 week period, and places must be booked in advance.  Each session lasts 2.5 hours over an afternoon, and patients will get most benefit from attending the full course.  The next course starts on Monday 9th April in MONTROSE and the one after that will begin on Tuesday 3rd July in ARBROATH.   You can refer a patient who would like to attend by contacting us with their name, address and phone number.  Courses run throughout the year, rotating localities in Angus.
 
Other options for Chronic Pain - for patients who are unable to attend the 5 week pain course, there is the option of an online programme called Pathway Through Pain, which guides patients through a set of pain management techniques that help reduce the impact of pain on daily life.  Patients can follow this course at their own pace in their own time. You can refer a patient for this course by providing their name and a contact telephone number to achppatientcourses.tayside@nhs.net
 
Fatigue Self Management Course - for adults living with persistent fatigue.  Courses, which are delivered by a multi-disciplinary team over a 4 week period, run throughout the year, rotating localities in Angus.  The next course will start on the afternoon of Wednesday 9th May in Brechin
Places must be booked in advance on these courses, and this can be done via achppatientcourses.tayside@nhs.net
  
If you would like further information about any of these self management options, please contact the Primary Care Team on 01307 474889 or achppatientcourses.tayside@nhs.net
If patients would like to receive direct email updates from us regarding forum topics and dates, they can also contact us at this email address.


 
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