Long Term Conditions

Long term conditions are chronic diseases or conditions for which there is currently no cure, and which are managed with medications and other treatments.

These conditions can generally last for a year or longer and may impact upon a person’s everyday life. 

Examples of long term conditions include:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease – heart failure, hypertension, arterial disease

Everyone’s experience of living with a long-term condition is different. Pharmacists, GPs and health care professionals can offer specific advice and support if you do become unwell or are managing a long term condition. There’s also plenty of information and support available to help you to take care of yourself on a daily basis.

We continue to work across health and care to improve services and support for people with long term conditions. Long term conditions can impact many aspects of people lives including wellbeing and mental health.

For information about support available to you visit: Long term conditions on the Healthy Surrey website.