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Service redesign and integration in diabetes care

Diabetes is the fastest growing health threat in the UK. There are 3.5 million people diagnosed with the condition and rising numbers experience devastating complications. Service redesign can be an important enabler for local areas to integrate diabetes care and drive improvement at pace and scale.

Use the following resources and tools to support service redesign in diabetes care.


Prime contracting in North East Essex: commissioning a GP federation to deliver a vertically integrated care pathway, Diabetes UK (August 2015) (PDF, 853 KB)


This case study presents the NEEDS service, a pioneering model of care developed by NHS North East Essex CCG that brings together diabetes providers under the umbrella of a single, integrated service.

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 setup to redesign diabetes services across four federated CCGs in Berkshire West.

Improving the delivery of adult diabetes care through integration, Diabetes UK (September 2014) (PDF, 648 KB)


This report presents the five key enablers for delivering integrated diabetes care. The report also presents learning from five areas across England that have adopted an integrated approach. Find out howWolverhampton,Derby,Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland,North West LondonandPortsmouth are delivering integrated care.

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