[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 11, June 2012].
The Department of Health has published the third edition of the “Long Term Conditions Compendium of Information”. This document should help commissioners and other professionals in health and social care by supplying the evidence for improving care and outcomes for people with long-term conditions (LTCs).
In addition to the latest statistical data on long-term conditions, there are links to LTC QIPP (quality, innovation, productivity and prevention) developments and the evaluation of the “whole system demonstrator” for telehealth and telecare (which supports the 3 Million Lives programme). Examples of innovative LTC care projects across the UK are supplied. Section headings cover:
- Why Focus on Long Term Conditions?
- The Policy Context.
- Long Term Conditions and Mental Health.
- Emerging Technology: Telehealth & Telecare.
- The Workforce.
- Examples of Local Achievements.
- Supporting tools / publications.
Long Term Conditions Team (2012). Long term conditions compendium of information. Third Edition. Leeds: Department of Health, May 30th 2012.