Long Term Physical Health Condition

A Long Term Physical Health Condition (also known as a Chronic Condition) is a health problem that requires ongoing management over a period of years or decades and is one that cannot currently be cured but can be controlled with the use of medication and/or other therapies.

Description

A Long Term Physical Health Condition  is a PATIENT DIAGNOSIS.

A Long Term Physical Health Condition (also known as a Chronic Condition) is a health problem that requires ongoing management over a period of years or decades and is one that cannot currently be cured but can be controlled with the use of medication and/or other therapies.

Examples of Long Term Physical Health Conditions include:

  • Diabetes

  • Cardiovascular (e.g. Hypertension, Angina)

  • Chronic Respiratory (e.g. Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD))

  • Chronic Neurological (e.g. Multiple Sclerosis)

  • Chronic Pain (e.g. Arthritis)

  • Post-COVID-19 syndrome (see Long COVID)

  • Other Long Term Conditions (e.g. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Cancer) etc.

For further information on the Long Term Physical Health Conditions, see the NHS England and NHS Improvement  website at: Long Term Conditions and Medically Unexplained Symptoms.

Also Known As

This NHS business definition is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Also known as Chronic Condition
Plural Long Term Physical Health Conditions