Managing conditions

Many of us are living with one long term health condition. It's also becoming increasingly common for some people to have more than one long term condition.

We support many people with multiple long term conditions so that they can manage them and live independently in their own home.

Below are some of the conditions and illnesses our clinicians deal with, as well as conditions our children and young people's services advises parents on.

Managing conditions

  1. ADHD

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition which can cause a child to be inattentive, hyperactive and impulsive.

  2. Aphasia

    Aphasia is when a person has difficulty with their language or speech. It's usually caused by damage to the left side of the brain (for example, after a stroke).

  3. Autism spectrum disorder

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a term used to describe a spectrum of conditions. People living with ASD will experience different strengths and difficulties, ranging from mild attributes to more severe or profound difficulties.

  4. Autism support and information for schools

    Information and resources selected for being high quality, relevant and useful for teachers of children and young people with a diagnosis of autism.

  5. Bed sores

    Bedsore (also know as pressure ulcers or pressure sores) are an injury that breaks down the skin and underlying tissue. They are caused when an area of skin is placed under pressure.

  6. Brain tumours

    A primary brain tumour is a tumour that starts in the brain. The brain manages how we think, feel, learn and move. It also controls other important things in the body, such as breathing and heart rate.

  7. Cardiovascular disease (CVD)

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a general term that describes a disease of the heart or blood vessels.

  8. Chickenpox

    Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point.

  9. Diabetes

    Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high.

  10. Dysarthria (difficulty speaking)

    Dysarthria is difficulty speaking caused by brain damage or brain changes later in life.

  11. Dyspraxia or Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD)

    Dyspraxia or Developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD) is a condition affecting physical co-ordination which results in a child or young person having difficulties with daily activities.

  12. Flu

    Flu is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes. It can be very unpleasant, but you'll usually begin to feel better within about a week.

  13. Head and neck cancer

    The term head and neck cancer describes a range of tumours. The most common sites of head and neck cancers are the oral cavity, oropharynx, nasopharynx, hypopharynx, larynx, nasal cavity and salivary glands.

  14. Hip fractures

    Hip fractures are cracks or breaks in the top of the thigh bone (femur) close to the hip joint. Doctors sometimes refer to hip fractures as proximal femoral fractures.

  15. Learning Disability

    Learning Disability is an umbrella term for a wide variety of learning problems. It can result in reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities.

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