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Healthcare networks for improving diabetes care

A network brings together healthcare professionals, commissioners and people with diabetes to improve care. A successful network taps into the collective skills and experience of its members to identify gaps in care, coproduce solutions and take action to drive improvement.

Use the following resources and tools to implement and improve networks in diabetes care.

Publications

How to: deliver a successful local network for improving diabetes care, Diabetes UK (August 2015) (PDF, 76KB)

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How to: deliver a successful local network for improving diabetes care, Diabetes UK (August 2015) (PDF, 76KB)

This guide provides practical, step-by-step information for starting a new, or improving an existing, local diabetes network. The guide includes a network essentials checklist and frequently asked questions. Download thenetwork effectiveness scorecard (PDF, 32KB) featured in the guide.

Networking for success: a 'burning platform' in Berkshire West, Diabetes UK (November 2014) (PDF, 409 KB)

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Networking for success: a 'burning platform' in Berkshire West, Diabetes UK (November 2014) (PDF, 409 KB)

This case study presents Diabetes Sans Frontières, a network of providers, commissioners and people with diabetes set up to redesign diabetes services across four federated CCGs in Berkshire West.

Essential reading

  • Effective networks for improvement, The Health Foundation website (March 2014)

    This report, based on learning from seven healthcare networks, provides guidance for developing and managing effective networks to support high quality improvement.This report, based on learning from seven healthcare networks, provides guidance for developing and managing effective networks to support high quality improvement.
  • Leading networks in healthcare, The Health Foundation website (January 2013)

    This learning report, based on The Health Foundation's network support programme, explores the impact of networks on quality improvement and what makes networks effective.This learning report, based on The Health Foundation's network support programme, explores the impact of networks on quality improvement and what makes networks effective.

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Resources

Networks

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