Excellence In Diabetes Care Commissioning

NHSCC launch new report on excellence in diabetes care commissioning | NHSCC

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The document draws out lessons from those involved in the projects to share and embed for the future. Since 1996 the number of people living with diabetes in the UK has more than doubled. The NHS is now spending more than £9.8bn each year on treating the condition and its complications.

The new report Excellence in commissioning diabetes care features a range of programmes from CCGs across the country with case studies including:

  • Slough CCG’s approach involving both targeted support for communities and education in GP practices – the CCG is ranked second best in the country on delivering the eight care processes identified by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence as representing good practice in diabetes care.
  • Surrey Downs CCG’s work to improve communication between GP practices and paramedics in relation to incidences of hypoglycaemia.
  • Aylesbury Vale and Chiltern CCGs’ joint approach to diabetes care, which focuses on what the patient wants to achieve rather than only their blood sugar levels.

The report is available to download here

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