The Health Foundation has published a briefing entitled Reducing emergency admissions: unlocking the potential of people to better manage their long-term conditions.

The briefing summarises research that explores the link between how well patients feel able to manage their long-term conditions such as asthma, diabetes and depression and their use of health care. 

The findings show the NHS could reduce avoidable health care use and improve people’s quality of life, if they were better supported to manage their long-term conditions. 

Further, the briefing points to solutions and calls for national policy makers and the local NHS to take action now, including by prioritising support for self-management in the NHS long-term plan.

Read the briefing on the Health Foundation website