In 2012 the Department of Health (DH) was working towards developing a cross-government strategy on long term conditions. As part of this work we asked people to give us their views on this site about what a long term conditions strategy should include and comments closed on 15 June 2012.
As part of the changes to the health and care system, the NHS Commissioning Board is now responsible for producing proposals on how life can be made better for people with long term conditions. As a result, DH has not produced a long term conditions strategy as planned, but we have shared what we learnt with the Commissioning Board to inform its work.
You can still read the comments that people made below. We asked for views from people who:
- have a long term condition or care for someone who has
- work with people with long term conditions or their work affects them, such as health professionals, commissioners and local authorities
- work in the voluntary sector, either in relation to people with long term conditions, or issues that affect them, such as housing
When people commented, we asked them to consider:
- what problems they face, either living with a long term condition or in their work affecting people with long term conditions, and how they think these problems could be tackled
- how local services can work together to make life better for people with long term conditions
- how people with long term conditions can be experts in their own care and how services can be based on their individual needs
- their experiences of different ways of working or their ideas about this
- what common aims they think government departments should be signing up to, relating to all long term conditions
The following comments have been shared with the Commissioning Board.