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Topics relating to health conditions

The pages below provide information about limiting long-term illness and some of the most common long-term health conditions affecting people in Herefordshire.

A long term condition (LTC) is defined as a condition that cannot at present be cured but can be controlled by medication and/or other therapies. Nationally, people with LTCs account for 50% of all GP appointments, 64% of all hospital outpatient appointments and over 70% of all inpatient bed days.[1]

[1] Long Term Conditions Compendium of Information: Third Edition, Department of Health, 2012.