Diabetes commissioning pack

London Clinical Networks | Published online: 22 September 2016

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The London Diabetes Clinical Network has developed this comprehensive commissioning pack to ensure we deliver excellent type1 diabetes services for all Londoners. This pack contains recommendations to assist in the commissioning and delivery of excellent services, self-assessments to establish current gaps in commissioning and delivery, and performance targets expected which will ensure we deliver improved patient reported outcomes.

There are three parts to this commissioning pack:

» Service specification (this document) – Aimed at commissioners, this document details the care to be commissioned for adults with type 1 diabetes, including an overview of diabetes, elements of an excellent service plus commissioning recommendations.

» Clinical management: Optimal pathway – Aimed at providers, this document details the expected clinical care for type 1 diabetes.

» Implementation guide – This document provides the tools for both commissioners and providers to measure, analyse and develop improvement plans for their local diabetes service. It includes a summary of expectations and self assessments for commissioners and providers, performance targets and a sample patient reported outcome measures (PROM) form to collate patient feedback. It also highlights the type 1 care consultation tool (developed by Health Innovation Network and King’s Health Partners), which can be used in the management of people with type 1 diabetes.

Read the service specification here


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