Long Term Conditions
Further information for patients about Long Term Conditions
Long Term Conditions (LTC) are health conditions that can impact on a person’s life, and may require ongoing care and support. We organise appointments and provide support for people who have an LTC by putting in place a way of working called ‘Care and Support Planning’. We work with our patients to help them better manage chronic conditions such as asthma, cancer, coronary heart disease (CHD), chronic obstruction pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis or stroke, including transient ischaemic attack (TIA).
Digital Services at Home
Our colleagues in the Our Dorset Digital team and Crane Valley Primary Care Network are supporting us in rolling out a range of digital healthcare tools and technologies to help our patients and staff.
We invite patients with long-term health conditions such as hypertension, COPD, Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease to use technology and apps to better monitor and manage their conditions.
Asthma Review - Online Form
Before your appointment, please watch a short video to learn how to use your inhaler properly and better manage your respiratory symptoms.
Below we offer links to some other useful third party websites where you can access further information and support for people with Long Term Conditions.
www.asthmaandlung.org.uk – information on lung conditions including asthma and COPD
www.bhf.org.uk – information on heart disease. hypertension and strokes
www.cancerresearchuk.org - information on Cancer types and treatments
www.diabetes.org.uk – advice and support on diabetes and self-management courses
www.macmillan.org.uk – cancer information
www.dorsetmind.uk – mental health support and advice
www.versusarthritis.org – arthritis information