Multiple long-term conditions

Taskforce on Multiple Conditions

We're part of an ambitious, cross-sector partnership to support the health of people with multiple conditions.

Key partnership information

Partners: The Richmond Group of Charities (which includes Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Versus Arthiritis, Asthma UK, Breast Cancer Now, British Heart Foundation, British Lung Foundation, British Red Cross, Diabetes UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, Rethink Mental Illness, Royal Voluntary Service and the Stroke Association) and The Royal College of General Practitioners

Programme: multiple long-term conditions

What we’re doing together

We’re partnering with the Richmond Group of Charities and the Royal College of General Practitioners to create a united group of experts in the underexplored space of multiple long-term conditions.

During its first year, the Taskforce conducted an evidence review of existing literature about the experience of people living with multiple long-term conditions. We found a clear gap in evidence around what existing support there was for these people and how to improve the offering across different sectors.

In this review we find that good practice for people with multiple conditions exists, the challenge is how to spread it.

Taskforce on Multiple Conditions

As a result, we worked with the Taskforce to commission a review of practical approaches to supporting people with multiple long-term conditions, or multi-morbidity. In this review, we highlight ten examples of how different areas and sectors are responding to the challenge of how to provide better care to the 15 million people in England living with multiple long-term conditions.

You can read the Multiple Conditions Guidebook in full as well as our follow-up one year later, revisiting our case studies to see how they’ve fared through the pandemic.

Outcomes of a new integrated service approach in Luton: one of our case studies


increase in physical activity


improvement in emotional wellbeing


improvement in self-efficacy

Aims of the partnership

The overall aim for the Taskforce is to support people with multiple long-term health problems to live as well as possible for as long as possible.

We see this as being possible when the following two objectives have been achieved:

  • The progression from one to multiple long-term conditions is delayed or prevented
  • Where people live with multiple long-term conditions, health services, care services and the voluntary sector are well aligned to manage and support them

Connection to our strategy

The Richmond Group of Charities is made of a collection of charities supporting people with health conditions. Often, they treat only one condition through their charitable aims but increasingly, millions of people in the UK are living with two or more long-term conditions.

The Richmond Group was therefore created to better understand the scale and challenge of people living with multiple conditions. We joined the Taskforce as we believe organisations working together to better understand multi-morbidity and multiple health conditions will lead to better health, understanding and support for people living with multiple long-term conditions.

About the Taskforce on Multiple Conditions

The Taskforce combines expert across the healthcare, voluntary and community sectors to address complex health issues. Find out more about our experts and the work we're doing to slow progress to multiple long-term conditions.

Visit the Taskforce site
Rohan Martyres

Have questions about our partnership with The Richmond Group of Charities?

Rohan Martyres is our Programme Director for multiple long-term conditions.

Contact Rohan to find out more