Healthcare is going to look very different over the next 15 years due to an ageing population; changing patterns of health and disease; the shift to delivery of more care in community settings; advances in care and treatment; and advances in technology to name but a few.

It is with this in mind that this module will provide the practitioner with the necessary skills and knowledge to empower patients in the management of their condition. It will enable the practitioner to engage with social, political and economic