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.

Delivery of expert patients programme

In England, NHS organisations and Local Authorities (LAs) are able to deliver the Expert Patients Programme under a DH Licence from Stanford University.  However, recent changes within the NHS have resulted … Read more → – Delivery of expert patients programme

Plan launched to keep us healthy this winter

Older couple wrapped up for winter weather

The ‘Cold weather plan for England’, which aims to protect people’s health throughout the cold winter months, was launched today – the official start of winter. The cross-Government initiative reminds … Read more → – Plan launched to keep us healthy this winter

Long term health conditions 2011: research study

This report presents the results of the third and final wave of a three-wave tracking study commissioned by the Department of Health with Ipsos MORI. The aims of the research … Read more → – Long term health conditions 2011: research study

Launch of digital technology implementation scheme for long term conditions work

A new scheme to support local long term conditions teams to identify opportunities and to exploit the use of digital technology in support of improved LTC management. has been launched. … Read more → – Launch of digital technology implementation scheme for long term conditions work

World Arthritis Day webchat – October 12

On Wednesday, 12 October, Paul Burstow, Minister of State for Care Services, will be online to hear your experiences of living with rheumatoid arthritis and answer questions about accessing physiotherapy. … Read more → – World Arthritis Day webchat – October 12

Winter flu vaccination programme begins

From today, millions of people in at risk groups are urged to get vaccinated, as the seasonal flu vaccine is made available free of charge from GPs for people in … Read more → – Winter flu vaccination programme begins

Risk stratification and the next steps with risk prediction tools

In a letter to all PCT chief executives, Head of long term conditions Stephen Johnson, wrote to advise on risk stratification and the next steps for the Department’s risk prediction tool. Using a … Read more → – Risk stratification and the next steps with risk prediction tools