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Here is a brief overview of available courses and forums facilitated by Angus Health & Social Care Partnership over the next few months.  Any adults living in Angus or registered with an Angus GP are invited to participate.

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 18th October from 15:00-17:00 at the Springfield Medical Centre, Arbroath - the topic will be 'All about feet' with a podiatrist on hand to answer questions.
 
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 1st October in Forfar and the one after that will begin on Monday 25th February 2019, venue tbc  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 16th October in Arbroath and the course after that will begin on 5th March 2019 in ForfarPlaces must be booked in advance on these courses, and this can be done by providing the patient's name and email address / contact phone number to achppatientcourses.tayside@nhs.net
 
Online Self Management course for any Long Term Condition - to support adults to develop the tools, techniques and confidence to better manage their condition on a daily basis.  A 6 week internet based course run by Self Management UK, with participants logging on at times to suit them, for a total of 2 hours per week.  You can refer a patient for this course by providing their name and a contact telephone number to achppatientcourses.tayside@nhs.net
 
 
If you would like further information about any of these self management options, please contact the Primary Care Development 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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