An ambitious cross-sector partnership to improve the lives of people with multiple long-term conditions in the UK
The Taskforce on Multiple Conditions is a collaborative programme of activity, driven and funded by three main programme partners - The Richmond Group of Charities, the Royal College of General Practitioners and ourselves, to learn more about the causes of, and potential solutions to, the growing health challenges of multiple long-term conditions.
The Taskforce is chaired by Liam O’Toole, Chief Executive of Arthritis Research UK.
The aim of the Taskforce is for people living with multiple long-term conditions to live as well as possible for as long as possible, because the following has been achieved:
The Taskforce is bringing together experts from across the health and care systems, including experts by experience, and identifying priority changes that will make a real difference to people with multiple conditions
The initial scoping research Multimorbidity: Understanding the challenge carried out by The Richmond Group of Charities highlighted three areas where progress needs to be made in order to improve the lives of people living with multiple long-term conditions:
"Just one thing after another": Living with Multiple Conditions report
April 2018 - Taskforce is launched
April - July 2018 - Ethnographic research completed on people living with multiple long-term conditions and findings used to support the development of the taskforce's action plan
Autumn 2018 - Ethnographic research report out
Throughout 2018 - Implementing the Taskforce's action plan, including priority actions
Find out more about the ambition, next steps and who is involved in the partnership
By joining forces with others in the Taskforce, we look to drive forward change on a national scale that can support our goal of improving the lives of people living with long-term conditions in our local communities.
02 May, 2019
As an urban health foundation, we explore how living in cities impacts on people’s health and wellbeing. We use our own insights and learn from others, identifying what works to inform practice and policy.
30 April, 2019
Our Neighbourhood Schemes focus on driving change around a health issue within a small geography or defined community, targeting the issue from many angles.
28 July, 2018
Multiple long-term health conditions is a growing phenomenon with significant impact on people, and on our health and care systems. We've explored the issue in detail in Lambeth and Southwark.