Newcastle Gateshead CCG has been working with a group of patients who have one or more long term conditions for over three years. The group has worked with GP practices in Gateshead and Newcastle to change the way they organise appointments and provide support for people who have long term conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or breathing conditions.
The new way of working is called care and support planning. This means patients are better supported to manage their conditions, helping them to receive effective care at the right time.
The group meet every month to discuss issues faced by those living with long term conditions, influence health care and raise awareness of the support group to others living in the area with long term conditions.
Meetings are held on a Monday morning in Gateshead Civic Centre.
If you would like more information on joining the group, please contact Newcastle Gateshead CCG at firstname.lastname@example.org