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Campaign win: £40 million more for diabetes care in England

Friday 16 June 2017

Our campaign to improve diabetes care has been rewarded after the NHS decided which local areas have won bids from a £40 million fund. The news comes after years of fighting to make the case for diabetes with our campaigners.

Thousands of people demanded improved care through writing letters, signing petitions and joining us in meetings with politicians and NHS leaders.Together we convinced the government that not only will better care improve the lives of people with diabetes but in the long run save the NHS money.

How the money will be spent

Known as the Diabetes Transformation Fund the money will be spent in four areas.

1. Improving attendance at diabetes education courses

 Making it easier to go on a diabetes education courses will help more people understand their condition and mean they’re less likely to suffer complications.

2. Improving access to diabetes inpatient specialist nursing teams 

Whatever reason someone with diabetes is in hospital, these teams make sure people get the care they need and have a better and shorter stay in hospital.

3. Improving access to a footcare team for people with diabetic foot disease

Foot problems for people with diabetes can develop rapidly. Being able to see to footcare team quickly plays a vital part in preventing amputations.

4. Improving the achievement of NICE recommended targets 

Helping people meet their targets for HbA1c, cholesterol and blood pressure means they’re managing their diabetes better, they’re healthier and less likely to suffer complications.

Where the money is going

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), who are responsible for deciding what care is available where you live, were invited to bid for pots of the money late last year.

Below is a list of CCGs who have been successful in their bid for extra money to improve diabetes care in their area. They are ordered by region and in their areas. 

2017/18 Diabetes Treatment and Care Transformation Fund Allocations Per STP


In the North

  • Lancashire and South Cumbria STP - £1.14m across 9 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets, improving uptake of structured education, new/expanded multi-disciplinary foot care teams and new/expanded diabetes inpatient specialist nursing teams
  • South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw STP - £1.69m across 5 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets, improving uptake of structured education, new/expanded multi-disciplinary foot care teams and new/expanded diabetes inpatient specialist nursing teams
  • West Yorkshire STP - £2.73m across 11 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets, improving uptake of structured education, new/expanded multi-disciplinary foot care teams and new/expanded diabetes inpatient specialist nursing teams
  • Durham, Darlington, Tees, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby STP - £529,000 across 5 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets, improving uptake of structured education, new/expanded multi-disciplinary footcare teams and new/expanded diabetes inpatient specialist nursing teams
  • Cheshire and Merseyside STP - £2.02m across 10 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets, improving uptake of structured education, new/expanded multi-disciplinary foot care teams and new/expanded diabetes inpatient specialist nursing teams
  • Humber Coast and Vale STP - £960,000 across 6 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets, improving uptake of structured education and new/expanded multi-disciplinary foot care teams
  • Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and North Durham STP - £1.19m across 5 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets and improving uptake of structured education.


In the South

  • Somerset STP - £111,000 for one CCG for a new/expanded diabetes inpatient specialist nursing team
  • Surrey Heartlands STP - £1.78m across 4 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets, improving uptake of structured education and new/expanded diabetes inpatient specialist nursing teams
  • Kent and Medway STP - £1.75m across 8 CCGs for improving uptake of structured education and new/expanded multi-disciplinary foot care teams
  • Frimley Health STP - £1.01m across 4 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets, improving uptake of structured education, new/expanded multi-disciplinary foot care teams and new/expanded diabetes inpatient specialist nursing teams
  • Devon STP - £1.16m across 2 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets and new/expanded multi-disciplinary foot care teams 
  • Gloucestershire STP - £230,000 for 1 CCG for improving uptake of structured education and new/expanded multi-disciplinary foot care teams
  • Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly STP - £212,000 for 1 CCG for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets and new/expanded diabetes inpatient specialist nursing teams
  • Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West STP - £1.55m across 7 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets, improving uptake of structured education, new/expanded multi-disciplinary foot care teams and new/expanded diabetes inpatient specialist nursing teams
  • Bath, Swindon and Wiltshire STP - £445,000 for 2 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets, improving uptake of structured education, new/expanded multi-disciplinary foot care teams and new/expanded diabetes inpatient specialist nursing teams• Hampshire and the Isle of Wight STP - £214,000 for 2 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets

In the Midlands and East

  • Staffordshire STP - £186,000 across 5 CCGs for improving uptake of structured education
  • Coventry and Warwickshire STP - £636,000 across 3 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets and improving uptake of structured education
  • Suffolk and North East Essex STP - £955,000 across 3 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets and improving uptake of structured education
  • Derbyshire STP - £1.16m across 4 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets, improving uptake of structured education, new/expanded multi-disciplinary foot care teams and New/expanded diabetes inpatient specialist nursing teams
  • Northamptonshire STP - £23,000 for 1 CCG for improving uptake of structured education
  • Birmingham and Solihull STP - £906,000 across 3 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets and improving uptake of structured education• Lincolnshire STP - £644,000 across 4 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets
  • Mid and South Essex STP - £521,000 across 5 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets and improving uptake of structured education
  • Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin STP - £109,000 across 2 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets and improving uptake of structured education
  • Hertfordshire and West Essex STP - £776,000 across 3 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets, improving uptake of structured education and new/expanded multi-disciplinary footcare teams
  • Herefordshire and Worcestershire STP - £132,000 across 3 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets
  • Norfolk and Waveney STP - £589,000 across 5 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets and improving uptake of structured education
  • Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and Luton STP - £1.03m across 3 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets, improving uptake of structured education, new/expanded multi-disciplinary foot care teams and new/expanded diabetes inpatient specialist nursing teams
  • The Black Country STP - £375,000 across 4 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets, improving uptake of structured education and new/expanded diabetes inpatient specialist nursing teams
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough STP - £1.33m for 1 CCG for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets and improving uptake of structured education
  • Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland STP - £600,000 across 3 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets and improving uptake of structured education

In London

  • North East London STP - £786,000 across 7 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets and improving uptake of structured education
  • South East London STP - £1.45m across 6 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets, improving uptake of structured education and new/expanded multi-disciplinary foot care teams 
  • North West London STP - £2.35m across 8 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets, improving uptake of structured education and new/expanded multi-disciplinary foot care teams 
  • South West London STP - £1.14m across 6 CCGs for new/expanded multi-disciplinary foot care teams and new/expanded diabetes inpatient specialist nursing teams
  • North Central London STP - £1.15m across 5 CCGs for improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets and new/expanded diabetes inpatient specialist nursing teams