Management of Long Term Conditions

Anticipatory Care, Self Care and Self Management of Long Term Conditions

People with long term conditions are supported within their community to self manage their long term condition or conditions for example:

  • Asthma
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

We want to put systems in place to prevent long term conditions from developing and ensure early intervention if they do develop. We also want to ensure the social determinants of health are included for example education, money advice, social activities and connections.

We will work with people and organisations who can provide the right support at the right time. This will enable individuals to choose how they want to live with a long term condition or conditions. This will encourage local people to access information and to develop skills that will enable them to live their lives on their terms.

We have also developed a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Self Care booklet for people to use. This provides useful information about COPD and information about local services and support that might help. If you have COPD and would like a copy of the booklet, speak to your practice nurse or see under Documents on this page.