The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has invited views of healthcare professionals and others to tackle the six major health conditions which
drive-ill health and contribute to the burden of disease in England.
The six major health conditions – cancer; cardiovascular diseases including stroke and diabetes; chronic respiratory diseases; dementia; mental ill-health and
musculoskeletal disorders – affect millions of people in England with data showing that one in four suffer from two or more of these major long-term conditions.
Recognising the pressure these conditions are putting on the NHS, the government is seeking views on a new strategy to tackle them that will focus not only on
treatment but also on prevention.
Government is particularly interested in hearing from those who suffer from, care for or provide treatment to people who suffer from multiple long-term conditions.
This is to ensure the Major Conditions Strategy is one that will better prevent, diagnose, manage and treat these conditions.
Contributions are also encouraged from those working in NHS bodies, local government, the voluntary and community sector, and wider industry, on how best to tackle
suffering from one or more of these major conditions. Particularly, it is seeking perspectives on how government and the NHS can work better together with different
organisations and sectors to improve the nation’s health.