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

Our membership scheme is designed to deliver four West Midlands-specific priorities, including long term conditions.

Many individuals across the West Midlands suffer from conditions that impact patients for long periods of time, including asthma, COPD, musculoskeletal disease, diabetes, obesity and stroke, and improved ways of managing and treating these conditions are needed. The WMAHSN supports the development and roll out of innovations which will create a whole system, person-centred approach to the management of long term 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 of and services provided for patients with long term conditions.

In order to deliver on the long term conditions priority, there are seven enabling themes, all of which are on offer to WMAHSN members:

Long Term Conditions Network

The overall aim of the Long Term Conditions Network is to support the sharing and adoption of successful innovative delivery of care across the West Midlands that supports people with long term conditions, as well as health and care staff who work with patients.   

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


The Clinical Lead for the long term conditions priority is Professor Ruth Chambers OBE, GP principal, Stoke-on-Trent and Clinical Telehealth lead, Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group. To discuss this priority, please contact WMAHSN on info@wmahsn.org or 0121 371 8061.