Long Term Condition Management

Through improvement in research and therapeutic innovation, many conditions which previously were associated with rapid terminal outcomes on diagnosis are now effectively managed with guaranteed longer survival rates.

At the heart of the management of people with long term medical conditions is the need to reduce hospital readmissions and improve quality of life.  There are huge gains in reducing hospital visits both for patients and the care provider as it enhances patients’ independence and improves financial savings.  Additionally, clinic and bed spaces are freed up for other patients who really do need such, which is of significant benefit to the health economy.

Our specialist laboratories at Sheffield Laboratory Medicine serve as regional and national centres for the testing and monitoring of patients with conditions such as cystic fibrosis, diabetes, HIV, hepatitis C, hepatitis B, myeloma, primary immunodeficiency syndrome, connective tissue diseases, autoimmune conditions and many more.  We provide timely patient-targeted analyses within clinically focussed turnaround times.

Our laboratories have the latest up-to-date equipment to aid in the screening, identification and diagnosis of patients as well their continuous management through regular monitoring of their body fluids and tissues.  We understand how every specimen can tell a story about the individual patient and their disease condition, so our trained and experienced staff will work with you to ensure that the correct specimens are taken and delivered to the laboratories in a timely manner; that the analysis performed are accurate and valid and the results are reliable.

The repertoire of tests available in our laboratories means that we are with you all the way by providing a platform for all your analytical needs, thereby helping you deliver the best care to your patients.

If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please contact us by telephone on 0114 226 7666 or email us at sth.labmed@nhs.net.