DoH's new long-term conditions strategy
Baroness Harris of Richmond asked Her Majesty’s Government how their new long-term conditions strategy will address improvements in the quality and accessibility of neurological services, in the light of the National Audit Office’s recent report Services for people with neurological conditions.
Earl Howe, Department of Health, answered:
This strategy will look at all of the aspects that impact on the lives of people with long-term conditions, and outline how the key players (government departments, local authorities, charities and individuals) can act in future in order to improve outcomes. We will be working with the third sector, patient and carer groups, the NHS, social services and others to ensure that the strategy takes account of their views. Third sector neurological organisations will be invited and officials working on the strategy will meet with the neurological leadership group, and the Neurological Alliance. Improving the care of those living with long-term conditions is already monitored in domain two of the NHS outcomes framework.
- We are currently working to produce a generic national outcomes strategy for long-term conditions.