How Well Do You Function With a Long-Term Condition?

A long-term condition is a medical condition that cannot, at present be cured; but can be controlled by medication and other therapies (e.g. diabetes, arthritis). As part of an innovative study between the University of Liverpool and Bangor University, researchers want to discover how General Practice surgeries are helping those patients with long-term conditions to remain independent and stay active. 

We are interested in your experiences to discover how GP surgeries have helped you, or what have you done for yourself to manage your condition and stay healthy?

We also want to ask patients - in addition to considering psychological and social factors, what is the best way to address physical function and activity when they visit their GP surgery for regular check-ups?

Whelan Building, University of Liverpool 

12 noon - 5pm on Monday 14th January 2019

We are holding an interactive workshops (details above) for anyone diagnosed with a long-term condition and who is registered with a General Practitioner, to come along and share their experiences of how their local surgery has helped them manage their condition and what steps they have taken to continue to "function first” on a daily basis.  What new ways can we manage these long-term conditions moving forward for the benefit of patients’ health?

In an informal and open environment, we want to hear about existing and new experiences of working to manage long-term conditions in the community, and for those interested there will be further opportunities to be involved longer-term with telephone interviews and further workshops.

We will offer reimbursement of travel expenses, provide refreshments (including lunch) for the workshops and goodwill gesture of a £30 shopping voucher for participant’s time.

To find out more or to register to attend please contact:

Professor Nefyn Williams at the University of Liverpool, Department of Health Services Research Email: or Phone: 0151 795 5305

or Dr Rebecca-Jane Law, Research Officer, North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research 

Email: or Phone: 01248 383513


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