We are delighted to announce that OBH will continue working in partnership with Guy’s and St Thomas’ (GSTT) Charity and King’s College London (KCL) on a programme of work focussed around understanding and slowing the progression to multiple long-term conditions.

The first stage of the project involved defining a list of 32 long-term conditions and six risk factors through a rigorous consultation method with patient representatives, partners from the NHS, local government and the voluntary sector. Both national and international definitions of long-term conditions were analysed, amongst other criteria including the impact of long-term conditions on people’s lives, treatment burden, age of onset and likelihood of progression to further long-term conditions, amongst others.

The next stage will continue to explore multiple long-term conditions, including factors like the impact of deprivation in people’s journey and the role of key life events as potential windows for early intervention. We look forward to continue working in partnership with GSTT Charity and KCL on this exciting and important project!

Read more about the project here.