15 December 2015
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Diabetes recently held a roundtable discussion for GPs and consultants from across the country to share their views on some of the key challenges faced in diabetes care with MPs and Peers.
Parliamentarians in attendance, including MPs and Peers from the main parties, were able to hear first from Professor Jonathan Valabhji, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes, who provided an overview of the Government’s strategy on diabetes. This strategy covers five key areas, which are: prevention, reducing variation in care, improving access to structured education, improving foot care and improving inpatient care.
Following this overview from Professor Valabhji, the meeting was opened to discussion with GPs and Consultants able to share their concerns and thoughts on what can be done to improve care for people living with diabetes. Discussion topics included clinical leadership, IT systems, the National Diabetes Audit and integration.
See the APPG for Diabetes webpagefor a more detailed overview of this meeting.
The APPG for Diabetes is a cross-party group of Members of Parliament (MPs) and Peers (House of Lords) who have a special interest in the issue of diabetes. The group meets regularly with external stakeholders in order to share information and expertise with members and, on occasion, to inform the thematic reports. If you would like to be kept informed of any future APPG for Diabetes meetings and activity please firstname.lastname@example.org.