There are 2 million people in Scotland with long-term conditions. This is a problem with your health that lasts for more than a year. There are lots of long-term conditions. Cancer, epilepsy and asthma are all examples of long-term conditions.
People with long-term conditions need good services, support and information to make their lives better.
The Long Term Conditions Alliance Scotland is a new organisation. It is made up of many voluntary groups and charities that deal with different conditions. They want to:
- Change things by telling people what they want
- Make things better
- Help voluntary and community groups
- Make things fairer in the NHS.
The Long Term Conditions Alliance Scotland is working with NHSScotland to make things better for people with long-term conditions.
They asked 400 people to come to meetings in Glasgow and Aberdeen. Most people had long-term conditions. Some people cared for someone with long-term conditions. Some people worked for the NHS, a council or a voluntary organisation. This reports tells you what they said.