This quality standard covers clinical assessment, prioritising and managing healthcare for adults aged 18 years and over with 2 or more long-term health conditions (multimorbidity). At least 1 of these conditions must be a physical health condition. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

It does not cover care for people who have multiple mental health problems and no physical health conditions because their care is largely delivered by psychiatric services.

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