Multiple long-term conditions (multimorbidity) research - where next?



  • Simon Denegri, Executive Director, Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS)


  • Prof Peter Bower, University of Manchester;
  • Prof Avan Sayer, Newcastle University;
  • Eve Riley, Programme Manager for the Taskforce on Multiple Conditions, The Richmond Group of Charities;
  • Jane Taylor, Patient Representative
  • Leanne Dew & Dr Natalie Owen, NIHR Programmes - MLTC Research Leads

This workshop will facilitate a discussion around how we, as funders, the research community, clinicians and patients can work together to continue to build on recent developments in MLTC research. Our speakers will outline what funders are currently doing to support MTC research and consider where the opportunities and priorities in MLTC research will be over the coming years, demonstrate how the complexity of MLTC research can be overcome and why we need more people to be applying their skills to this research area, and to start discussions about the opportunities for methodological innovation and creative thinking in health services research to ensure we are putting people with MLTC at the heart – particularly with a focus on health equity and ensuring we are reaching, and giving back to those often underserved communities. The presenters have various strategic roles withing the different research funders MLTC portfolios and activities, as well as being involved in MLTC research from a range of backgrounds. A short presentation from each speaker will be followed by a facilitated audience discussion to explore views on the on-going priorities for MLTC research, and what is needed from, us as funders, to support MLTC research, and importantly, to support implementation to ensure that patient benefit is realised from the research we are funding.