Exploring the best ways to identify those at risk, intervene early and improve care
Multiple long-term conditions is a complex issue which affects many people locally. We want to understand better what contributes to developing chronic conditions, what solutions can help us slow down progression, and help people live lives they value.
We’re committed to taking a long-term perspective and believe that by working in partnership with others, we can achieve step-change impact.
The aim of our programme is to improve the lives of people living with multiple long-term conditions in Lambeth and Southwark, with a particular focus on areas that are urban, diverse and deprived. We plan to do this by concentrating on three areas:
We want to:
The factors that accelerate the progression from one long term condition to two or more are not well understood.
However, we do know that people’s progression from diagnosis of their first long-term condition to developing more can be rapid, and that their quality of life deteriorates drastically. This is why intervening early and working to slow down the progression to multiple conditions is a key area of focus for our programme.
We want to help people stay healthier for longer - delaying the appearance of the first long-term condition, slowing down the progression to more and supporting them to lead fulfilling lives for longer.
We take a long-term perspective and have planned a programme that will last for over five years. We have completed our search phase to understand the existing evidence around the issue, and are now in the development phase of our programme.
This stage of our programme is helping us explore some of the biggest questions around multiple long-term conditions in our area, as well as test out a few potential solutions.