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Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commisioning Group

Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commisioning Group

Care and Support Planning for Long Term Conditions

We have been working with GP practices in Newcastle and Gateshead to change the way they organise appointments and provide support for people who have long term conditions. This new way of working is called care and support planning.

Information for patients

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Information for clinicians

In Gateshead, the development of this approach was funded by the British Heart Foundation as part of their national House of Care programme (April 2015 to March 2018), with support from the Year of Care Partnerships.

The focus of the project was to implement a new approach to the management of long term conditions – the year of care approach. The aim was to enable patients with CVD and their carers to be engaged, informed and empowered to better care for themselves, and to enable health professionals and voluntary sector to support self-management.

The project has used a partnership approach across Gateshead with support from local stakeholders, and we are grateful to all involved for their continuing hard work and support.

As part of this project we have completed an evaluation report, case study and key messages. These are available here:

This approach has now been rolled out across practices in Newcastle and is delivered under a Care and Support Planning for long term conditions local improvement scheme.