Wessex Activation & Self Management Programme

15 million people in England live with a long term condition, accounting for 70% of the NHS budget. Supporting people with long term conditions by increasing their knowledge, skills and confidence to self-manage has benefits for everyone:

  • better health outcomes
  • improved experience for service users
  • services and resources are used more effectively

The Wessex Activation and Self-Management Programme (WASP) is led by a Wessex wide network of people from health, social care, commissioning, and third sector backgrounds. The group has a proven record of:

These work streams have demonstrated pockets of excellence where clinicians are actively promoting and supporting self-management, but it is evident that such initiatives are not developed at scale within organisations, and across health and care systems. WASP is committed to supporting system-wide improvement.