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The Diabetes Network

Welcome to the Diabetes Network. This page has been created in order to provide all interested people with the opportunity to learn more about the implementation of theDiabetes Strategic Frameworklaunched by the Minister for Health Michelle O’Neil on 22 November 2016.

As part of the Minister’s vision, she has directed that abe established in order to bring together people living with diabetes, their representatives and the clinical community to work in partnership on the design and delivery of better diabetes outcomes.

The framework document is built around:

  • Partnership
  • Supported self-management
  • Prevention
  • Effective use of information
  • Services for vulnerable groups
  • Enhancing skills of frontline staff 
  • Encouraging innovation

The network will enable people living with diabetes and frontline experts in diabetes care to ‘co-design’ services with the aim of making a real difference to future diabetes care and improvements in long term health for people living with the condition. The vision of the network is to lead the improvement of care and deliver measureable improved outcomes for people living with all types of diabetes and those at risk of developing diabetes in Northern Ireland.

At a more fundamental level the network is founded on the principle of partnership between all stakeholders including people living with diabetes. In seeking to move the principle of partnership forward, Diabetes UK Northern Irelandhave created this information on behalf of all partners in order that those interested may have ongoing access to information about the work of the Network and the ongoing implementation of the Diabetes Strategic Framework.

As we move forward this page will be updated and populated with new documents and information pertaining to current developments happening across Northern Ireland.

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