On the 19th of September, the EUREGHA Secretariat attended a meeting at the Catalonia Delegation on their Chronic Care Plan.
The meeting was held in order for the Catalonia Delegation to present their best practice. The Catalan Health Plan 2011-15 was explained, with emphasis put on the aim of trying to promote co-responsibility and self-care in their healthcare system. In relation to chronic illnesses, this will be used to encourage a patient to take responsibility for their own healthcare or recovery. The hope is that this will reduce the number of chronic patients that develop into complex or even advanced chronic patients. This will be achieved through the Expert Patient Programme.
A full report from the meeting is available for the EUREGHA Full Members on the Members Section of the EUREGHA website.