Self-management of Long Term Conditions in Cornwall

We recently ran a survey in partnership with Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group (who plan and pay for healthcare services), healthcare professionals and voluntary sector organisations to understand and improve self-management support for people with long term conditions.

The Public Health survey asked about support for people in Cornwall to help them self-manage their long term conditions. A long term physical health condition is one that can't currently be cured but can be controlled with the use of medication and/or other therapies. We specifically sought the views on self-management of the following conditions: 

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  • Diabetes
  • Cancer within the last 5 years
  • Heart disease
  • Respiratory conditions (e.g. COPD, Emphysema, Asthma, etc.) 

We are currently reviewing all of the survey responses, and will share the results here shortly.