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NHS could be 'overwhelmed' by people with long-term medical conditions | The Guardian

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The soaring number of people with long-term medical conditions such as diabetes and dementia is threatening to "overwhelm" the NHS, one of the health service's most senior figures warns.

The challenges posed by patients with chronic medical conditions are so great that they represent the "healthcare equivalent to climate change" and must force the NHS to undertake a major rethink of how it cares for such patients, Dr Martin McShane says in an interview with the Guardian.

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