Action Plans and Self-Management Plans

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Self Management is key to helping you live your life, recognise symptoms and find ways to better manage your condition. Asthma action plans and COPD self-management plans are designed to help you to understand your condition, manage your symptoms, take control and feel better. These organisations can support you to learn about self management.

Sources of information and advice about COPD self-management plans

Your COPD self-management plan - British Lung Foundation

CHSS Traffic Lights for COPD - video from NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Traffic lights for COPD - a leaflet from Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland *

* Recommended resource

Sources of information and advice about Asthma action plans

Your Asthma Action Plan - Asthma UK

Peak Flow - Asthma UK - checking your peak flow every day can help you keep an eye on your asthma and could cut your risk of an asthma attack

Peak Flow Diary - Asthma UK

Sources of information and advice about self-management of any long term health condition

LGOWIT - Highland 3rd sector partnership which aims to raise awareness of the difficulties of living with all lifelong chronic health conditions and help people self-manage their conditions through training, education and fun.  LGOWIT has a self-management booklet and plan which is available on paper and as part of their eLearning course.  The booklet contains a number of forms which were developed in partnership with patients with long term health conditions:

  1. Know your symptoms
  2. Setting personal goals and action planning
  3. Pacing tool
  4. Planning for setbacks
  5. Managing my medication

To find out more, visit the LGOWIT website or contact LGOWIT by telephone on:  07454 905 383 or 01349 807061, or by email:


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