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DPC 2022



Impact of the Diabetes Clinical Network in the Midlands

17 Nov 2022
NHS Park

This session will provide an overview and share some of the work undertaken by the Diabetes Clinical Network/regional team across the Midlands in supporting ICSs deliver against the NHS Long Term Plan priorities for diabetes – including treatment & care, prevention and digital.

As the clinical network and regional team are one corporate function, the aim of the session is to provide some tangible examples of the work done by the Clinical Network to support quality improvement and the work done by the region on undertaking assurance of systems as well as a summary of governance processes and the various Networks within the region. Within this, we will include specific examples of local work and models of care and share this with attendees of the conference as a way to highlight some of the models of care in the region that are working well. This, for example, could include the primary care enhanced scheme in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland that is driving forward recovery of care processes or Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent’s engagement model for the diabetes prevention programme. There will also be regional examples of work such as implementation of the NICE guidelines published in March 2022 around technology expansion in people with diabetes and development of annual diabetes infographics to name a couple.

  • How the Midlands region has supported local delivery of the national diabetes programme through engagement & collaboration
  • Understanding different approaches to diabetes care and what’s working well in the Midlands
  • Acknowledging the challenges and how the region/systems have overcome these
Vishal Gorecha, Senior Programme Manager at Cardiovascular Disease and Respiratory Clinical Network - NHS England
Frances Game, Co-Clinical Director – Diabetes, Midlands Cardiovascular Disease and Respiratory Network - University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Vinod Patel, Co-Clinical Director – Diabetes, Midlands Cardiovascular Disease and Respiratory Network - West Midlands
Azhar Farooqi, Co-Clinical Director - Midlands Cardiovascular Disease and Respiratory Network