The Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences has been designated a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Self-Care in recognition of its international reputation in patient self-monitoring and self-management of cancer, cardiovascular disease and other non-communicable disease (NCD).
The research, training and education undertaken in collaboration with the WHO aims to embed primary care practice to support NCD patient self-care in low and middle income countries.
Over the next four years, the WHO Collaborating Centre for Self-Care will coordinate a network of research centres to promote implementation research, assist the development of guidelines on self-care in NCDs and contribute to the development of a global status report of NCDs.
Terms of reference
- Under WHOs coordination set up a network of research centres in Low and Middle Income Countries to promote implementation research, guided by the WHOs prioritised NCD research agenda recommendations.
- Assist WHO in the development and update of guidelines for self-care in NCDs.
- To contribute to the work related to the development of the second Global Status Report of NCDs as requested by WHO.