Long term conditions

About 15 million people in England have a long term condition, for example diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, arthritis or hypertension. Treatment and care for people with long term conditions is estimated to take up around £7 in every £10 of total health and social care expenditure.

See also our pages on multiple morbidities, respiratory, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes.

Our resources

Our resources

Data and reports

Information on prevalence, mortality and hospital admissions relating to particular long term conditions can be found in the 'living well' and 'ageing well' sections of our Health and Social Care Maps.

Library services

The Public Health and Social Care Library can provide access to library and knowledge services, including books and journal articles relating to long term conditions. We can also produce bespoke literature searches.


If you can't find what you were looking for, we complete over 200 ad-hoc requests for analysis each year. Request further analysis or a literature search or contact us.

External resources

External resources

A number of organisations produce statistics on long term conditions both at national and local level.