We know that the number of people living with multiple health conditions is rising year on year, and yet training, guidelines, organisations and physical spaces in healthcare still largely focus on single diseases or organ systems.
The means that patients in the NHS are often treated as if their conditions exist in isolation, and that their care lacks coordination, and isn't as good as it should be.
To look at why patients with multiple conditions pose a challenge to the NHS, and what we can do to improve the care they receive, we’re joined by
Louella Vaughan, acute physician and senior clinical fellow at the Nuffield Trust
Jihad Malasi, GP and clinical chair of Thanet CCG
Rammya Mathew, GP and a quality improvement lead and columnist for The BMJ
and David Oliver, consultant in geriatrics, clinical vice president of the RCP and columnist for The BMJ