Long term conditions

Long term conditions are defined as 'those chronic health conditions that cannot, at present, be cured'.

About 140,000 people in West Hertfordshire have one or more long term conditions such as diabetes, heart or lung disease. Long term conditions are a priority in our strategy, Your Care, Your Future (page 19, item 2.4.3).

Over 10% of people with long term conditions in west Hertfordshire feel they don't get enough support from local services so we have put together this list of links to local and national support services to make it easier for you to get support from.

Long term condition support services


National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society

Arthritis Care

Arthritis Action


Breathe Easy west Herts support groups (British Lung Foundation)

Asthma UK

COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

British Lung Foundation COPD support groups


Dementia UK

NHS dementia support

Dementia Action Alliance


NHS depression support

Rethink Mental Illness

Herts Mind network

Young Minds


Diabetes UK

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)


Epilepsy Society

Young Epilepsy

High blood pressure (hypertension)

Blood pressure UK

British hypertension society

British heart foundation

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)

Herts aid

The crescent

National AIDS trust

Positively UK

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis society

Herts MS therapy centre