Your role in your foot health

Patient Activation

The care you receive in a healthcare setting is only part of your journey to good health. What you do for yourself plays a very important part in keeping healthy. 

In the medical profession, we describe this as ‘Patient Activation’. 

Patient Activation describes a person’s knowledge, skills and confidence in managing their own health and care. 

Your activation can help you make positive health and lifestyle choices.

If you understand how best to look after yourself, you are more likely to live a healthy life and manage your long -term health conditions better. 

As part of your Podiatry appointment, you may be asked to complete a short survey.  This will help us to understand the support you might need to manage your foot health.

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