Long Term Conditions
These are conditions of ill-health which are likely to remain until the end of our days and so are a major focus in healthcare. It is increasingly evident that our present health resources are unable to cope with the life-debilitating symtoms which can so affect the quality of our lives and, indeed, that of others who care for us. It is for this reason there is now a drive to enable folk to enhance their own health and well-being. This in itself is a boost to our confidence as we learn to manage our symptoms and so take control of our lives, no longer at the mercy of our illness.
Dame Sally Davies has set out the government's health strategy for Long Term Conditions.