Children/Young People’s Health

Common Long Term Conditions (Children)

As the Patient Association suggest
“A long-term condition is an illness that cannot be cured. It can usually be controlled with medicines or other treatments. There are many sources of support.”
“Long term conditions.” The Patients Association Website. Retrieved 6th April 2023
Long term conditions | The Patients Association


Many of the more common childhood long-term conditions have been included in this section. Some other important potential long-term conditions are considered in other parts of this site including


Under each long term condition there is information on the medical support provided. However a long term condition can have an impact on mental health as well as be affected by other aspects of life. So the support for a long term condition, needs to be broader than just meeting the medical needs. This is covered under

Transitioning form child to adult services

As children and young people approach the transition to adult health services there may be information under the adult section which may be more relevant

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