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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 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 per year.

 

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 is on Wednesday 9th October from 15:00-17:00 at Springfield Medical Centre, Arbroath.

 

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 the afternoon of TUESDAY 8th OCTOBER in the Lintrathen Room, WHCCC, Forfar Courses run throughout the year, rotating localities in Angus.

 

Pain Association Scotland also run free monthly chronic pain self-management training sessions in Arbroath, Forfar and Dundee, for which no referral is required.  Patients can attend at any point in the year, and the topics for each session are advertised in advance - further details can be found via their website http://www.chronicpaininfo.org or by phoning 0800 783 6059

 

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 them 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.

 

Fatigue Self Management Course - The last course in the present series started on 8th May in Brechin.  Details of further support options for fatigue will be provided once these have been agreed.

 

If you would like further information about any of these self management options, please contact the Primary Care Development Team on 01307 492575 or achppatientcourses.tayside@nhs.net

 
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