Condition Specific Support

Self-care for people with a long-term health condition does not mean you have to do this alone. With the help of your GP, specialist nurse and local support groups, you can take control of your condition and avoid trips to hospital.

If you have a long-term condition, such as Type 2 diabetes or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), your GP will help you to manage your condition to stop it from getting worse. Your GP or specialist nurse can help you learn about your condition so that you recognise the warning signs and avoid ending up in hospital.

Understanding your medicines

If you have a long-term condition, it’s important that you take any prescription medicines in the correct way. This will make sure that you get the best out of them and they do their job properly.

Living with a Long Term Condition

Below you will find descriptions for a number of long term conditions together links to relevant support services and groups.

Heart Disease and Heart Failure
Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSK)
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Autism and Learning Disabilities
  • The local branch of the National Autistic Society
  • Autism Bucks
    Informing, guiding, enabling and empowering adults with autism and their families.
  • Oxford Health diagnostic service
  • The Ridgeway Centre
    Based in High Wycombe and offers adults who have learning disabilities, assessment and treatment services in a flexible and modern environment.
  • Community Learning Disability Team
  • Learning Disability Liaison Nurses
    Learning disability liaison nurses are working in the hospital  to support people with a learning disability and their carers.
    We can help with emergency admissions, outpatient appointments, support your stay  in hospital and provide help when going home.
    Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
    How to contact us: Please call us on 01296 316991  or
    karen-nurse    nichola-nurse
    call Karen 07876 231051     call Nichola 07818 646262
  • Buckinghamshire Community Nurses Team
    For Children with a Learning Disability Any child/young person aged 0 -19 who is formally diagnosed as having a learning disability. Children with learning disabilities who have continence issues who are aged between 5-16 years.
    The child must be registered with a General Practitioner within the Aylesbury Vale and Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
    Address: 3rd Floor, 66 High Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1SD
    Tel: (01296) 566014, Team Lead Tel: (01296) 566016 (referral enquiries)
    Amersham Health Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham, Bucks. HP6 5AY, Tel: (01494) 732975
  • Talkback Learning Disability Advocacy 
  • NHS Choices: Information and Advice