Major conditions strategy: case for change and our strategic framework
15 August 2023
Author: Department of Health & Social Care
Resource Type: Guidance & toolkit
Categories: Health and care, Framework
Publishing body: Government department
As Health and Social Care Secretary, I have been clear that my immediate focus is on ensuring that patients can get the care they need as we recover services from the shock of the COVID-19 pandemic. And we must acknowledge that the system remains under sustained pressure. But we also know that the needs of our population are changing rapidly and are fundamentally different from when the NHS was first created in 1948. Central to this is the rising incidence of multimorbidity. One in 4 of us are now living with at least 2 health conditions, and that proportion is expected to rise over time.