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Self-management of people with long-term conditions


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Self-management of people with long-term conditions

Non-traditional providers -- voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises -- are important additions to routinely commissioned services. They are often deeply embedded in the communities they serve and can provide more tailor-made solutions for the needs of people with long term conditions (LTCs).

Engaging with non-traditional providers in an effective way can lead to:

  • Better outcomes for people with LTCs (social and clinical)
  • More cost effective use of NHS resources (and social care)
  • Widening of the local provider base

Thanks for the Petunias - Developing and Commissioning Non-Traditional Providers to Support the Self Management of People with Long Term Conditions is an important product of the national Year of Care programme.