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15 Healthcare Essentials - resources

The essential checks and services that people with diabetes should be offered and receive every year are known as the 15 Healthcare Essentials (PDF, 90KB). 

On this page, you will find resources that will help make sure that patients get the checks they're entitled to and see the right healthcare professionals to help them manage their condition. 

Watch the videos below by Dr Stephen Lawrence, Diabetes UK’s Primary Care Medical Advisor, who offers tips and advice for other healthcare professionals on delivering the 15 Healthcare Essentials. Stephen is also Clinical Lead for Diabetes at the RCGP.

How to make patients aware of the 15 Healthcare Essentials


The importance of an annual kidney test


How to ensure patients are receiving their annual checks

Why Stephen Lawerence supports the campaign

Why practice nurse, Lynne Priest supports the campaign


Click here for all position statements and care recommendations to influence delivery of care in your area (including service redesign).

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