There is a lot we can all do to look after our own health.
Keeping well gives you more time to enjoy life. It also means fewer visits to your doctor, which allows money to be spent on care where and when it is really needed.
NHS Somerset aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Somerset.
Public health doctors work with other professional groups to monitor the health of the community, by:
identifying health needs
developing programmes to reduce risk and screen for early disease
controlling communicable disease
fostering policies which promote health
planning and evaluating the provision of health care
managing and implementing change
For more information about long term conditions and the services offered in Somerset, including stroke, dementia and respiratory diseases, please visit the Networks for Long Term Conditions page. For further information about long term conditions in general, please visit the NHS Choices website.