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Long Term Conditions Survey

Posted on the 28th April 2014

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is working with partner organisations to improve the care provided to people living with long term conditions to enable them to live as active and independent life as possible. Long term conditions can be a range of health issues such as diabetes and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The survey is being run by BMG, an independent research company, and all responses will remain confidential.

Jo Blofeld, Central Lancashire’s Adult Community Patient and Public Involvement Lead at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:

“It is important that we hear from those living with long term conditions to get their thoughts and comments about their current experience of services as well as what we can do to improve their experiences.

“Service user feedback is invaluable to us as we always aim to ensure services for people with long term conditions are informed by those dealing with the conditions. We also have an ‘Expert by Experience’ panel and are always looking for people to join in to share their ideas and experiences.”

The Trust, along with partner organisations including local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Lancashire Teaching Hospitals and Healthwatch, held a public event in Autumn 2013 to explain the work that will be taking place to further support people with long term conditions and providing an opportunity for both patients and carers to express their views. The feedback from the survey will be added to comments from the event and will help to inform future plans and service improvements.

You can find the survey by visiting www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/Long-Term-Conditions-Survey or alternatively if you would like a paper copy sending to you, please contact 01772 773787. The closing date for responses is Monday 19 May 2014.  You can also find out how to apply to join the ‘Experts by Experience’ panel by contacting Jo Blofeld on 01772 773879.