SIG Special Interest Groups

Self management SIG

PURPOSE: This Special Interest Group (SIG) aims to facilitate collaboration across sectors and between countries to enhance our understanding, adoption and evaluation of self management.  The SIG is for people with lived experience, practitioners, managers, researchers, students, policy makers and health economists engaged in planning, designing, delivering and evaluating self management principles and approaches to engage, empower and enable people centred integrated care in different health and care systems.

 ACTIVITIES: Members will shape the scope of SIG activities and outputs. These may include:

  • Webinars and online peer support
  • Good practice case studies
  • Practical resources, guidance and tools
  • Study Visits
  • Blogs
  • Evidence reviews and consensus documents
  • Collaborative action research and Benchmarking


Topics for 2024-25 include:

  • Ways of communicating public messages on self management and wellbeing and gathering evidence on approaches to citizen engagement
  • Share experience and evidence on effective health literacy and social prescribing signposting and support for shared decision making
  • Exploring the role of the third sector, of volunteers, of people with lived experience and unpaid carers
  • Share outcomes and learning from the Self Management Fund for Scotland
  • Engage with SIG members on areas of interest and share learning across the network



If you have an interest in self management, practical experience or resources to share, a question or challenge for SIG members, or suggestions for future SIG activities please contact Marie Curran, SIG facilitator. Please send Marie your name; organisation; and email contact to

Facilitated by:

Marie Curran
Coordinator of IFIC Scotland Special Interest Groups
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)


SIG Co-Leads:

Margaret Reid-Arbuckle
Assistant Director
Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland
Grace Beaumont
Self Management Programme Manager
Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland