Long term conditions: a whole system, person-centred approach

Many individuals across the West Midlands suffer from conditions that have an impact on their families or carers for long periods of time. The WMAHSN supports the development and roll out of innovations to create a whole system, person-centred approach to the management of conditions in the West Midlands. Through collaborative partnerships with our members, including the NHS, industry, academia, patients, carers and the public, it is our ambition to improve the care and services provided to patients with long term conditions. 

Long Term Conditions Network

This network continues to bring together organisations and individuals with expertise and ambition in supporting better health and care (including self-care) for people with chronic disease in areas such as cardiovascular disease (atrial fibrillation, hypertension), kidney disease, respiratory disease (e.g. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), type 2 diabetes, musculoskeletal ill-health, and those with multi-morbidities, including dementia. Working in partnership with the WMAHSN Digital Health and Data Service, the Long Term Conditions (LTC) Network builds on its successful work in developing Technology Enabled Care Services. These focus on the use of telehealth and telecare to improve individuals’ capacity to take more control over their health and wellbeing, encouraging better primary and secondary prevention as well as improved self management of conditions, and thereby reducing pressure on clinical services. The LTC Network supports engagement with STPs through data packs designed for each of these STP footprints in order to complement intelligence provided by RightCare. 

Long term conditions opportunities for innovation

All members have full access to WMAHSN’s opportunities for innovation process, which is delivered through the Meridian online health innovation exchange and allows them to propose innovative solutions to deliver on the long term conditions priority area and which may need investment to spread at scale and pace across the region. 

Past and current programmes

Contact

To access this network, contact Sue Wood, Project Manager, on sue.wood@wmahsn.org or 07747 707465.