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National Children and Young People's Diabetes Network

The National Children and Young People’s Diabetes Network is made up of 11 regional networks working towards agreed standards of care, outcomes and process of quality assurance to establish the delivery of a world class service for children and young people with Type 1 diabetes. The networks work together to share good practice and maintain high quality standards, and are supported by relevant stakeholders on the Children and Young People’s Diabetes Partnership Board. The National Children and Young People’s Diabetes Network is led by Dr Fiona Campbell.


  • Achieve 100 per cent data submission to the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit.
  • Work towards 100 per cent of provider units utilising the Children and Young Peoples Diabetes Service Specification.
  • Increase the number of centres that receive the Best Practice Tariff.
  • Establish consensus on clinical guidelines and protocols.
  • Establish consensus on the content of the National Paediatric Diabetes Service Improvement Delivery Plan 2013-2018 . This is presently under review.
  • Record achievable targets over the following five years to achieve outcomes outlined in the National Paediatric Diabetes Service Improvement Delivery Plan (in the process of being updated).
  • Support continuing professional development by all healthcare professionals undertaking the National Curriculum: E-Learning 1Level Basic Awareness training.
  • Establish national training programmes for healthcare professionals and deliver them within all regions.
  • Continue to support the development of accredited training for healthcare professionals.
  • To develop a Structured Patient Education Programme for Children and Young People with Diabetes and their Families.
  • Continue to support the evaluation and further development of the National Paediatric Diabetes Peer Review Quality Assurance Programme, NHS England.
  • Support professionals to improve the standards of care for Young People moving through paediatric Diabetes services and into Young adult services.
  • Explore the requirement for and support the development of regional and subsequently a national registry for Children and Young People with Diabetes.
  • Integrate the use of the Individualised Care Plan for Schools into all Paediatric Diabetes Units.
  • Document activities that raise the profile of the networks and widen stakeholder engagement.
  • Work with clinical colleagues, who are part of the European SWEET Project to influence improved standards of care in all countries across Europe.

Achievements include:

  • Assisting the development of the 13 Care Standards set out in the Best Practice Tariff.
  • Development of the National Peer Review Quality Assurance Programme.
  • Establishment of Families with Diabetes National Network.
  • National Curriculum for the Training of Health Care Professionals who care for Children and Young People with Diabetes Mellitus.
  • University Courses: Masters Courses/Training Courses at Birmingham, Leeds Beckett, Sheffield Hallam, Warwick, York.
  • Diabetes Transition guidance documentation.
  • Quality Standards for Transition.
  • 'My Transition Plan' documentation based on 'Ready Steady Go' Programme.
  • Diabetes Care for Children and Young People - Journal.
  • Individualised Health Care Plan for a Child or Young Person with Diabetes (in schools).
  • Diabetes Guidelines for Schools, Colleges & Early Years Settings.
  • National Paediatric Diabetes Service Improvement Delivery Plan 2013 – 2018.
  • National implementation of a Best Practice Tariff.
  • National Paediatric Diabetes Audit including PREM/PROM.
  • Thematic review of diabetes services by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Find out more about national and regional networks on theNational Children and Young People’s Diabetes Network website.

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