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Reaching out to help service users

To ensure that people with diabetes are involved in everything that impacts on their healthcare, Diabetes UK will be carrying out a new project.

The project on Service User Involvement will enable people with diabetes to contribute to policy development at the Department of Health and also at a local level to diabetes networks and service delivery.

It will also focus on engaging hard-to-reach groups such as black and minority ethnic communities. The project is funded by the National Diabetes Support Team (NDST) and will be carried out in partnership with London Metropolitan University.

“We are delighted the NDST is funding this new project and are looking forward to working with NDST and London Metropolitan University," said Simon O’Neill, Director of Care and Policy at Diabetes UK.

"People with diabetes are at the heart of any diabetes service and it is essential that to meet their needs they are listened to and what they say is acted upon.

"I know that by reaching out to people with diabetes, we will see them become much more involved with diabetes care.”

For more information contact Sally Brooks by emailingsally.brooks@diabetes.nhs.ukor by calling 07879 418294.

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