The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Public Health Research Programme has committed approximately £500,000 in funding for Newcastle University and Durham University to conduct a 28-month study on the costs and effectiveness of Ways to Wellness. Read more
Research shows that involvement in the Ways to Wellness service increases patients' feeling of control and self-confidence, reduces their social isolation and has a positive impact on their health-related behaviours, including weight loss, healthier eating and increased physical activity. Patients reported improved management of their long-term conditions, improved mental health, greater resilience and more effective problem-solving strategies. Read more
Ways to Wellness is a 2016 finalist in the Bright Ideas in Health Awards in the category of Innovation in Primary Care!
Find out more at the NHS Innovations North webpage for The Bright Ideas in Health Awards: http://www.nhsinnovationsnorth.org.uk/biha/ Read more