30 June 2017 – Robin Hewings, Head of Policy, Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK has worked with NHS England and PHE to helpNHS RightCaredevelop a new tool to help commissioners understand their local service and show where potential improvements can be delivered.
The NHS RightCare Pathway: Diabetesshows the core components of an optimal diabetes service. It includes the main parts of a diabetes service: from detection and diagnosis to ongoing treatment and education through to the management of complications and inpatients.
The tool also has guidance to help commissioners think through their existing diabetes service and compare it to an optimal service and see the kind of improvements that could be achieved through getting closer to an “optimal service”.