Nearly one in three people in England have a long term condition, and three in four of those consider their long term conditions to be invisible. Invisible conditions are illnesses that may not be apparent to others, including conditions such as depression, diabetes, heart disease and COPD.
At CQC, we want to make sure that people living with invisible conditions don’t feel invisible, and to let them know that we value their feedback on the quality and safety of their care. We want to hear their experiences – both good and bad – so that we can ensure health care services are meeting the fundamental standards of care. To find out more about the campaign, visit http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/invisible-conditions