The Angina Plan is a cognitive behavioural self-management programme for people with angina.
Patients work through it with the help of a trained facilitator.
Research has shown that it can help people:
1. have less angina
THE ANGINA PLAN is based on research and benefits from over 15 years of experience in supporting thousands of people with angina to self-manage and stay healthy. The original Angina Plan was developed and evaluated by a team from the University of York led by Prof Bob Lewin and now updated by Prof Patrick Doherty. The Angina Plan retains its proven focus on self-management and has taken on-board new research evidence, clinical guidelines and patient experiences.
Our research and experience shows that many people have been living with angina for years and had become very disabled by it, but working through the Angina Plan with a trained facilitator, enabled them to take control of their condition. Using the same information that is in this plan almost all patients improved the quality of their life. Some even got rid of their angina.
Many said "if I had been given this help when I first got angina it would never have got so bad".
In the Covid era patient self-management, facilitated by trained health professionals, is even more relevant as it fits with health service ambitions to support care at home.