Over 22% of the UK population has at least one long-term condition. That's more than 15 million people with conditions that have no cure. Managing these patients' chronic diseases for the rest of their lives will be expensive. There's a human cost too. How does living with one or more long-term condition impact a patient's quality of life?
Population level healthcare is a modern approach to improving patient health at scale. Analysing health data allows service providers and commissioners to combat local health challenges. How does it work?
Vision has a range of clinical decision support templates and advanced data entry forms. The common goals of these intelligent healthcare solutions are to encourage:
- more efficient use of GP time
- fast and simple health improvement, targeted at specific cohorts
They are all available centrally-funded for GP practices in England. Find out how to get them and start using them.
A recent study written by Newcastle University and published in The Lancet asks if late-life dependency is increasing. The study reports that older people are living longer with substantial care needs. Most will live in the community and need collaborative health and social care.
How can GPs make sure they know about every frail person? This is the fundamental first step to putting appropriate care plans in place.
Kidney Research UK has reported some alarming statistics about chronic kidney disease (CKD)1:
- between 2005 and 2015 there was a 31.7% global increase in the number of people dying from CKD
- the burden of the disease increased by 19.6%
- estimates suggest that three million lives are at risk from CKD. As many as one million of these cases are undiagnosed
An early diagnosis helps GPs to manage and control cases. This means fewer patients are in a state of decline and fewer patients die early from the disease.