Better care for people with long term conditions

To improve care for people with long term conditions, the North West London health and care partnership is working together on these priorities:

  • Investment and support for GPs and their teams - increase investment and support for GPs and their teams to provide more access and proactive and coordinated care for their communities.
  • Saving lives through improved cancer screening  - detect and treat cancer earlier by contacting people at highest risk, encourage more people to be screened and invest in the latest technology
  • Long term conditions and mental health - improve support for people with long-term physical illnesses and depression or anxiety
  • Providing the right care every time to prevent serious illness - cut the risk of NW London residents developing a long-term illness through consistent, proactive and coordinated care, with diabetes and high blood pressure as early priorities
  • Supporting people to take control of their own health - support people with long term conditions to be confident to manage their own health and take as much control as possible.

Key facts

  • Since April 2017, GPs across NW London have offered consultations from 8am-8pm
  • across NW London, three people die early every day because of diabetes
  • people who are confident in managing their own health have a better quality of life and fewer unnecessary overnight stays in hospital
  • almost a quarter of million people in North West London will experience a common mental health need – like depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress.

 

 

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