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.

Importance of finger prick tests in managing type 1 diabetes highlighted

Healthcare professionals are being reminded of the importance of finger prick glucose testing for people living with type 1 diabetes. The following points are being highlighted: the requirements placed upon … Read more → – Importance of finger prick tests in managing type 1 diabetes highlighted

New manual published for Expert Patients Programme tutors

A new version of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Course (CDSMC) Tutor Manual has been published. It replaces the current manual, which will be withdrawn in October 2013. This affects organisations … Read more → – New manual published for Expert Patients Programme tutors

Review of activities for Self Care Week 2012

Following the success of Self Care Week 2012, the Self Care Forum has published a review of activities. It includes a round up of web traffic, resources, local events and … Read more → – Review of activities for Self Care Week 2012

Chief Medical Officer publishes her first annual report

This first of 2 volumes of the Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies’s annual report provides a comprehensive picture of England’s health. It brings together a number of data … Read more → – Chief Medical Officer publishes her first annual report

Antibiotic resistance poses alarming threat

Caption reads: If you have a cough, cold, flu or sore throat, don't ask for antibiotics. This is a video still showing a duck heading in the direction of a signpost that says 'quack'

Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest threats to modern health and we face a future without cures for infection if antibiotics are not used responsibly, the Chief Medical Officer … Read more → – Antibiotic resistance poses alarming threat

Video: Norman Lamb talks about Self Care Week 2012

This week is Self Care Week, 12-18 November 2012. Self Care Week is an annual national awareness week that focuses on embedding support for self care across communities, families and generations. In … Read more → – Video: Norman Lamb talks about Self Care Week 2012

Health technologies to improve the lives of people with long-term conditions

Jeremy Hunt meets a patient at St Thomas’s Hospital

Across the country 100,000 people are set to benefit from new health technologies, Jeremy Hunt said today, as he set out his vision for improving the lives of people with … Read more → – Health technologies to improve the lives of people with long-term conditions