Long term conditions

There are around 15 million people in England with at least one long term condition – a condition that can not be cured but can be managed through medication and/or therapy. There is no definitive list of long term conditions – diabetes, asthma and coronary heart disease can all be included.

Commissioning toolkit for respiratory services published

The chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) commissioning toolkit is published for NHS commissioners and chief executives. It aims to make it easier to commission better outcomes for people with COPD by … Read more → – Commissioning toolkit for respiratory services published

Voluntary Sector Partnership awards for 2013-14

The ‘Innovation Excellence and Strategic Development Fund’ for 2013-14 will be launching week commencing 25 June 2012. In order to provide potential applicants with a platform to ask questions about … Read more → – Voluntary Sector Partnership awards for 2013-14

Social Enterprise Investment Fund to reopen for applications

The Department of Health has announced a further investment of £19 million for social enterprises over the next year. Since the Social Enterprise Investment Fund (SEIF) was launched in 2007, … Read more → – Social Enterprise Investment Fund to reopen for applications

Third edition of Long Term Conditions Compendium published

The Department of Health has published the third edition of the Long Term Conditions Compendium of Information. It is aimed at commissioners as well as health and social care professionals, … Read more → – Third edition of Long Term Conditions Compendium published

Action plan for respiratory disease treatment published

A new action plan for treatment of respiratory problems is set out in guidance published today for the NHS. Some 45 best practice actions are outlined for the treatment of … Read more → – Action plan for respiratory disease treatment published