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  • Diagnosed prevalence of various conditions in the GP-registered population in Gateshead [Chart - Prevalence of various conditions[1] :Long Term Conditions Table
  • There are 52,679 people with one or more of the common long term conditions (LTCs) in Gateshead, of whom 8274 have three or more LTCs. [2] This excludes people who have less common LTCs. The risk of unplanned hospitalisation increases with increasing number of LTCs.
  • The rate of emergency admissions in Gateshead for people where a chronic ambulatory condition was the primary diagnosis (1118 per 100,000 population) is higher than the England average (812 per 100,000 population), after adjusting for the age profile of the population. [3]
  • The gap in the employment rate between those with an LTC and the overall employment rate was 13.6% in Gateshead in 2015/16, up from 11.3% in 2014/15. For England as a whole, the gap is 8.8% [Chart - Gap in employment LTC vs overall]. [4]
  • The proportion of people feeling supported to manage their condition in 2016/17 was 68.5% in Gateshead compared to an England average of 64.0%. Gateshead's rate has remained fairly consistent over the last three years. [5]

    [1] QOF Prevalence, Various Conditions, snapshot as at July 2017 (Disease and risk factor prevalence website)

    [2] NECS, Kings Fund Combined Predictive Model  risk of unplanned hospitalisation, Mar 2014

    [3] Unplanned hospitalisation for chronic ambulatory care sensitive conditions, NHS Digital 2015/16 (NHS Digital website)

    [4] Annual Population Survey – Labour Force Survey, ONS 2015/16 (PHOF website)

    [5] Proportion of people feeling supported to manage their condition, NHS Digital July 2016 – March 2017 (NHS Digital website)