The Department of Health is working with other government departments to develop a strategy on long term conditions. The aim is to provide a clear direction and vision of how services can work together to:

  • help prevent or delay long term conditions where possible
  • improve quality of life and independence for people with long term conditions

We are asking people to give us their views, ideas and experiences to help us create that vision within the long term conditions strategy.

Find out more about the strategy.

Pro-Active Care model – Dr Tuan Nguyen

When I was a GP in Liverpool, I developed the Pro-Active Care (PAC) model. The foundation of the model is to place the individual at the centre of all decision making. Individuals and their carers/families are supported by a wraparound … Read more → – Pro-Active Care model – Dr Tuan Nguyen

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Last chance to have your say on the long term conditions strategy

This is the last week to comment on what should be covered by the cross-government long term conditions strategy. The deadline for comments is 15 June. We are drafting the strategy at the moment and plan to publish it towards the end … Read more → – Last chance to have your say on the long term conditions strategy

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Creating more mature relationships between professionals and users of services – Bernd Sass, Disability Rights UK

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Disabled people and people with long term conditions are experts and masters in improving their life chances and other outcomes.  Every condition is both a crisis and an opportunity to reassess life, set new priorities and – most importantly – … Read more → – Creating more mature relationships between professionals and users of services – Bernd Sass, Disability Rights UK

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Occupational therapists and the long term conditions agenda – Amy Edwards

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Work to produce the long term conditions strategy has highlighted a number of key challenges. One is how to deliver integrated services, so that the person with one or a number of long term conditions experiences understanding and continuity in … Read more → – Occupational therapists and the long term conditions agenda – Amy Edwards

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Christine Harrison talks about neurological ME

In this short audio clip, Christine Harrison of BRAME talks about the draft shared goals for the long term conditions strategy and the problems facing people living with neurological ME. listen to ‘Christine Harrison, BRAME’ on Audioboo //

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We do it already… don’t we? – Simon Eaton

As clinicians working with people with long term conditions, we are all patient-centred aren’t we? It’s hard to imagine anyone coming to work intending not to listen to their patients or aiming to ignore their thoughts or ideas. And yet, … Read more → – We do it already… don’t we? – Simon Eaton

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Adapting to life with long term conditions – Anya de longh

I am a 22 year old with 3 long term conditions diagnosed in the last 18 months: Chiari malformation, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. These conditions have had an enormous impact on my whole life. I have been … Read more → – Adapting to life with long term conditions – Anya de longh

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Time to tackle the artificial divide between physical and mental health – Sean Duggan

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People with long term physical conditions are the most frequent users of the NHS. Long term physical illnesses affect some 30% of the population of England, or some 15 million people. Mental health conditions, meanwhile, affect about 10 million of … Read more → – Time to tackle the artificial divide between physical and mental health – Sean Duggan

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Helen Ramsbottom of Age UK talks about long term conditions

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In this video, Helen Ramsbottom of Age UK talks about the long term conditions strategy and how she wants different parts of government to consider how they can contribute to the strategy.

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Melanie Cressey of Age UK Camden talks about dementia befriending

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In this video, Melanie Cressey talks about people with dementia and the problems they can face, and gives examples of how dementia befrienders in Age UK Camden make a difference.

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