People value being involved in their care, and we’ve seen how doing so results in better services.
In 2019, we launched a practical guide to support professionals to work in partnership with people affected by diabetes. It was developed in partnership with people affected by diabetes, healthcare professionals and NHS decision makers in the northern region of England and is now available to anyone who works with people affected by diabetes to support them with involvement.
The guidelines are already being put into practice through 7 projects, being supported by Diabetes UK, that involve people affected by diabetes across the Northern region.
New: resource for involving people remotely
Since the start of the pandemic, pressure on the health system and restrictions on face-to-face contact have dramatically changed the way services and professionals can involve people. However, with widespread changes to services to adapt during the pandemic, involving people affected by diabetes is now more important than ever.
We have produced an additional short guide to support you to involve people remotely. It describes some of the practical considerations with planning online involvement activities and shares some tips based on the experience of people who have done it themselves.
Let us know what you think of it and tell us about your experience of involving people affected by diabetes during the pandemic: email@example.com