Bridges workshops use a 5-stage approach to system change directed towards whole teams across the patient pathway

We believe that person-centred care is fundamental to helping people with acute & long-term conditions to live the best life possible and we are driven by the clinical need of patients with complex conditions to gain equal access to self-management support

  • Our unique 5-stage approach to coaching is informed by research, quality improvement projects and experience with healthcare teams, practitioners and patients, family members and carers
  • Our approach is co-delivered by practitioners with lived experience, integrated into everyday practice, and tailored to patients’ needs - without requiring more resources
Bridges programme is collaborative and driven by a philosophy that the interaction between practitioners and patients has the potential to deliver transformative change in the field of self-management. Bridges unique 5-stage programme is supported by Bridges expertise in quality improvement and implementation science

Summary of impact:


‘‘Bridges has opened up new opportunities for working and that has brought some sense of support and pride for the AHPs. They're the services that are incredibly busy and in that busy world they can become quite demoralized and deflated and feel like they lose their way, but actually the whole Bridges approach has given a whole new fresh energy” Assistant Director AHP Governance, Northern Ireland

“I spend more time in asking before prescribing, and having a peer discussion with patient and family, rather than speaking only on clinical matters.”  Neuroscience nurse specialist – Major Trauma Centre





  • Inspiring People to Live Well and Work Differently.

    As a team we share the same ethos and philosophy that drives our passion to create the best experience and environment for patients to live well. Bridges provide opportunities for both patients and professionals to work collaboratively to enhance self-management skills, knowledge and confidence.
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