Important - Vaccinations: In line with NHS Highland Direction GP surgeries will no longer be responsible for the delivery of vaccinations and immunisations effective 1st March 2023. If you have any queries regarding child or adult immunisations, please contact the NHS Highland Service Delivery Centre Helpline: 0800 032 0339 open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.00pm. For routine immunisations you are requested to wait for an appointment letter before making contact.
What are long-term conditions?
Long-term conditions or chronic diseases are conditions for which there is currently no cure, but which can be managed with drugs and other treatments. They include a broad range of medical issues e.g. asthma, diabetes and osteoarthritis.
In addition to disease specific symptoms, they can cause invisible symptoms such as pain, fatigue, and mood disorders. Good management of your long term condition should allow you to remain relatively stable and enjoy a better quality of life.
In July 2020 we are starting to roll out a new programme for annual review of some long term conditions which require regular monitoring, called Personal Health Planning.
The sections below contain links to background information on the more common long term conditions along with useful disease specific links.