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