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Multimorbidity Summit

Monday 15 January 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Multimorbidity Summit
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Multimorbidity Summit: Implementing the New NICE Quality Standard and Guideline

Improving the Assessment and prioritising and managing healthcare for adults with 2 or more long-term health conditions

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The NICE Quality Standard for Multimorbidity was published in June 2017. This National Summit, through national updates and practical case studies looks focuses on implementation in practice.

“Care for people with multimorbidity is complicated because different conditions and their treatments often interact in complex ways. Despite this, the delivery of care for people with multiple long term conditions is still often built around the individual conditions, rather than the person as a whole. As a result, care is often fragmented and may not consider the combined impact of the conditions and their treatments on a person’s quality of life.” NHS England

“by the year 2025 the number of people living with one or more serious long-term conditions in the UK will increase by nearly one million, rising from 8.2 million to 9.1 million. Combined with the current ageing population, the increased prevalence of long-term conditions is having a significant impact on health and social care… While recognition of the challenges posed by multimorbidity is gradually increasing, there is still a long way to go in ensuring that the health system responds adequately to the needs of this growing patient group.” Royal College of General Practitioners 2016

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve care for people with multiple conditions
  • Understand the national context and developments
  • Effectively implement the NICE Quality Standard for Multimorbitidy
  • Improve the identification of patients with multimorbidity
  • Develop your skills in developing individualised management plan and treatment
  • Understand how you can ensure coordination of care
  • Explore the challenges in improving medicines management
  • Understand how to meet the end of life care needs of patients with multimorbidity
  • Learn from established practice in care delivery for people with coexisting physical and mental health conditions
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence


“More people than ever are living with more than one long term health condition. In fact, most people with any chronic condition, and most of those over 65, have multiple health conditions. In many ways, multimorbidity is the price of success as advances in health care mean people are people living longer, and surviving events such as heart attacks or strokes. But this success creates a new set of challenges. Some people need extra care that takes into account all their different health conditions. If a particular combination of conditions means that someone has to take lots of medicines, which can often interact with each other, or looking after each condition means that specialist care is fragmented, then this can have a significant impact on their quality of life.” Dr Bruce Guthrie, GP and Professor of Primary Care Medicine University of Dundee Medical School 

“Identifying all adults with multimorbidity is the first step towards finding those who may benefit from an approach to care that takes account of multimorbidity. Multimorbidity is often associated with reduced quality of life, higher mortality, polypharmacy and high treatment burden, higher rates of adverse drug events, and much greater health services use. Some people with multimorbidity have conditions that significantly affect their everyday functioning. Some people find that managing their care is burdensome and involves a number of services working in an uncoordinated way.” NICE Quality Standard June 2017

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