Long-Term Conditions

This page outlines the work we are doing at the long-term conditions population board to support people who are living with long term conditions

Long-term conditions (LTCs) are illnesses that cannot be cured. They are health conditions that can impact a person’s life and may require ongoing care and support.

Long-term conditions are a major cause of poor quality of life in England. People in poorer areas are more likely to have long-term health conditions, and these conditions tend to be more severe than those experienced by people in less deprived areas. Deprivation also increases the likelihood of having more than one long-term condition at the same time. On average people in the most deprived areas of the population develop multiple long-term conditions 10 years earlier than those in the least deprived areas.

People from diverse ethnic groups are more likely than white British people to report limiting long-term illness and poor health, with those identifying as white Gypsy and Irish Traveller reporting the poorest health.

The Long-Term Conditions Population Board brings together partners from across Leeds to tackle long-term illness. This will help us tailor better care and support for individuals and their carers, design more joined-up and sustainable services and make better use of public resources.

The LTC population includes people aged 18 and over, not at end-of-life or frail, and with at least one diagnosed long-term condition (for example, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and asthma).

The ambition of our long-term conditions work in Leeds is that we will improve support for people managing LTCs and their carers. The following ambitions outline what we want to achieve as a board:

  1. I’m as healthy and as well as I can be with my long-term condition(s)
  2. People with a LTC return to and maintain their normal activities and lifestyle in ways that matter to them
  3. People with a LTC take an active role in managing their condition

These are our identified outcomes. By setting these clear goals, that are focused on how services impact the people they serve, the board is able to better track whether we’re really doing the right thing for the people using these services.

Insight review

We have worked with our partners to review the feedback (insight) we already have about people’s experience of long-term conditions and health and care services. This will help us understand what we already know. You can read the report below:

Download the long-term conditions insight report (Microsoft Word version)

Long-term conditions – Insight report (429KB)

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Public involvement workshop

We held a public involvement workshop to check the findings of our insight report, review our identified outcomes (as above), and discuss our approach to public involvement on the board.

You will be able to watch a recording of the workshop by clicking the button below (the recording includes subtitles). Please note that the video is not available yet.

COMING SOON - Watch the public involvement workshop for long-term conditions (YouTube)

You can download the slides from the workshop below. Please note that these might not be fully accessible and we will aim to update these as soon as possible

Download the long-term conditions public involvement workshop slides (PowerPoint)

Long-term conditions – public involvement workshop slides (1MB)

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Download the notes from the long-term conditions public involvement workshop (Microsoft Word version)

Notes – Long-term conditions public involvement workshop (264KB)

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