Sharing thoughts and eureka moments
25 February, 2020
Our Programme Director for multiple long-term conditions, Barbara Reichwein, reflects on persisting health inequalities ten years on from the Marmot Review.
12 February, 2020
What helps us live longer and healthier? Following the release of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Longevity's new strategy, Barbara Reichwein shares how we need to focus further upstream from healthcare into the systems that drive underlying health inequalities for people to live healthy lives for as long as possible.
04 October, 2019
Alongside Demos, we explored the connection between people's personal finances and poor health, and identified four key ways to better design financial interventions to help people with multiple long-term conditions.
30 September, 2019
Our Portfolio Managers, Rohan Martyres and Matt Towner, explore the social risk factors strand of our programme on multiple long-term conditions, and how we plan to support improvements to wider social aspects of how people live, work and age.
26 September, 2019
Our Portfolio Manager, Michael Parsons, explores our vision for what healthcare is - place-based, insight-led and more than just disease - and how we plan to intervene through our healthcare strand to slow people's progression from one to many multiple conditions.
20 September, 2019
Two years into our multiple long-term conditions programme, our Programme Director, Barbara Reichwein, shares what we've learned and how we’re applying it to test solutions in Lambeth and Southwark.
18 September, 2019
As part of our multiple long-term conditions programme, we are exploring the potential role that work can play in slowing people’s progression from one long-term condition to many.
02 November, 2018
Social prescribing has gone from the margins to the mainstream over the last few years. Our Programme Manager, Kate Langford, explores the key shifts in culture and practice needed to help scale social prescribing to something that every healthcare professional has in their toolbox.
26 July, 2018
I have some connection with this interesting new research; not only is the Richmond Group of Charities, of which Age UK is a member, working with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity on a new taskforce on multiple conditions, I have lived in Lambeth for most of my life.
17 July, 2018
Over the years, we have become more and more familiar with messages about how we take care of our physical health – encouragement to think about what we eat, take regular exercise and to be aware of the signs of developing a major health condition.
09 July, 2018
The impact of multiple long-term conditions on the lives of individuals, their families, the communities in which they live and the wider health and care system, is ever-growing.
15 January, 2018
Dr Martin McShane, Chief Medical Officer Clinical Delivery at Optum has written a blog for us on how shifting approaches and the use of data science can improve care for people with multiple long-term conditions.
19 September, 2017
At the end of 2016, I was asked to lead the development of a programme on multiple long-term conditions here at the Charity. It has been a voyage of discovery for me. How do you get to grips with one of the greatest challenges facing medicine and society today?
19 September, 2017
In Lambeth, just one person out of every five people who has diabetes only has diabetes. That is to say, living with many long-term illnesses - chronic conditions like hypertension, coronary heart and kidney disease - is increasingly the norm.