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How are changing patient numbers and budgets affecting you?

18 May 2015

To what degree are changing patient numbers and budgets having an impact on the perceived ability of Diabetes Specialist Nurses (DSNs) to perform the core functions of their role?

This is the title of the dissertation being written by a DSN in the final year of studying for a Masters in Health and Society at King's College London. Research is currently being carried out via aquestionnaire. Issues addressed include how DSNs feel about their jobs and their clinical effectiveness, changes they perceive in numbers of patients seen and available budgets and the impact of these changes on the experience of being a DSN, and the ability of the DSN to carry out the core functions of their role. 

This research is designed to provide insight into the challenges faced by DSNs, and may in turn impact policies and work conditions in a positive way.

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