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Long-term Care

Volume 455: debated on Tuesday 16 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on her Department’s policy on the treatment and care of patients with long-term conditions. (113906)

The Government’s framework document for supporting people with long term conditions is set out in “Supporting People with Long Term Conditions—An NHS and Social Care Model to support local innovation and integration”. This has been supplemented by “Supporting People with Long Term Conditions to Self Care—a guide to developing local strategies and good practice” and chapter 5 of “Our Health Our Care Our Say—a new direction for community services” support for people with longer-term needs. Copies of all three documents have been placed in the Library.