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Long term conditions

A Long Term Condition is defined as a condition that cannot, at present be cured; but can be controlled by medication and other therapies. Examples of Long Term Conditions are diabetes, heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

As there are many Long Term Conditions, our policy is generic and not disease specific.

There are 15.4 million people living with a long-term condition in England. Numbers are expected to rise due to an aging population and unhealthy lifestyle choices.

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