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Long term health conditions

Around 15 million people in England have a long-term health condition.  Also known as chronic diseases, these are conditions for which there is currently no cure, and which are managed with drugs and other treatment.

Long term health conditions can include:

  • diabetes
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • arthritis
  • autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and lupus
  • high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • autism
  • epilepsy
  • blood disorders
  • hepatitis B
  • Parkinson's disease
  • cystic fibrosis

Online health apps

We’re working with Orcha to provide a range of quality assured health and wellbeing apps including for long term health conditions. To find out more,  you can search and download apps at Orcha.

Patients Association

The Patients Association has information about support on offer if you have a long term health condition.