Did you know that if you are living with a long-term condition, you will spend, on average, six hours a year with a healthcare professional and the remaining 8,754 hours managing your health for yourself?

Living with a long-term condition brings challenges and it’s important to have the confidence, support and information to manage your health. Self care can help you make the most of living with your condition, rather than avoiding or missing out on things because of it. Self care puts you in control.

Research shows that people with long-term conditions who take more control of their health feel more able to cope with their health problem, have better pain management, fewer flare ups and more energy.

We are committed to helping you live your life with a long-term condition. Your pharmacist can help you fully understand your medication you have to take, and ensure your medicines are doing the best for you.  This support can be provided through the free NHS Chronic Medication Service.

The following websites provide good information that can help you understand more about the common condition or long-term health problem that affects you: