Long-term conditions

Approximately 15 million people in England, representing 1 in 4 adults, have one or more long-term conditions (LTCs). A LTC is an illness that cannot be cured, but may be controlled with medicines or other treatments. Common LTCs in the UK encompass a range of body systems and disorders spanning: cardiovascular respiratory/ENT, gastrointestinal, renal/urology, endocrine/diabetes, neurological/psychiatric and musculoskeletal/trauma.People living with LTCs face considerable challenges around the management of their long-term physical and mental health.     

 About the research group

The ‘Living well with long-term conditions’ LWLTC research group is led by Dr Dez Kyte and Dr Kostas Papadopoulos. The LWLTC group aims to facilitate the development and implementation of high-quality research and knowledge exchange, targeted at helping people with long-term conditions and their families to live well.


Current Projects