Examples of good practice in diabetes care and commissioning to help you drive improvement
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society have released a statement on using pharmacists across all care settings to help improve care for people with Type 2 diabetes.
Pharmacists can play an increasing role in the prevention, early detection, care and support of people with Type 2 Diabetes. They can support people with type 2 diabetes so they get the best from their medicines, improving their health and well-being through integrated, collaborative and personalised care services.
This policy and guidance translates the latest evidence into practice focusing on helping people to live longer and lead healthier lives, whilst ensuring safe and effective use of medicines. It further highlights the need to support services within and across different care settings, where pharmacists can make significant and meaningful differences in improving health outcomes.
This policy makes informative reading and helps to guide practical implementation for commissioners, policy makers, opinion leaders, voluntary organisations, and healthcare professionals from all disciplines involved in the care of Type 2 Diabetes.
For more information go to The Royal Pharmaceutical Society diabetes webpage.
Good Practice Archive
- Ayrshire diabetes in pregnancy project recognised: Lead diabetes midwife at NHS Ayrshire & Arran wins award for gestational diabetes service redesign
- Patient Feedback: Wessex Peer Review of Foot Care Services and Pathway for People with Diabetes (PDF, 614KB)
- How to use root cause analysis to reduce diabetes-related amputations (PDF, 205KB)
GReaT groups (Getting Ready for Transition): Supporting transition to secondary school for children and parents living with diabetes, University College London Hospital, Child and Adolescent Psychological Services
- The All-Wales Standard for People with Diabetes Moving from Paediatric to Adult Services within NHS Wales
- Improving access: Group Consultations in Slough
- A whole systems approach to improving safety in hospital for people with diabetes
- Engaging and educational games to use for Hypo Awareness week: 'Hypo Snakes and Ladders' and 'Hypo Snap' (both created by Sarah Gregory at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust)
- Learning from our mistakes, DSN Forum UK, YouTube website
- Improving time for referral for foot complications on dialysis units (PDF, 1.08MB)
- Diabetes Specialist team and Community Nurses (CNs) working in partnership – How the creation of a ‘Virtual Ward’ led to improved patient outcomes and saved nursing time in North East Essex (PDF, 225KB)
- Identifying people with diabetes on entry to hospital (PDF, 228KB)
- Top tips for talking to people with a learning disability about diabetes (PDF, 19.5MB)
- Don’t Risk It For A Biscuit - A simple way of reducing nocturnal hypoglycaemia on renal wards at Hammersmith Hospital (PDF, 540 KB)
- Tayside's DOT.dig garden workshop - reimagining children's diabetes outpatient care (PDF, 15 MB)