The Diabetes UK report Improving the delivery of adult diabetes care through integration (PDF 648KB), published in October 2014, explains how diabetes care can be improved to achieve better outcomes for people with diabetes. The challenge for commissioners and healthcare providers locally is to make the system work to support that.
A great deal of work has been done, explaining what the various aspects of good diabetes care should look like. The report brings that information together and shares examples of what areas of the country are actually doing to make the system work for people with diabetes and clinicians.
Diabetes UK want to support the spread of best practice, to show how it can be done and emphasise the importance of commissioners and providers working together to evaluate and improve the delivery of the whole pathway of diabetes care in every area.