‘Ambitious’ patient survey announced

Ambitious patient survey announced

Diabetes Professional Care (DPC) has teamed up with the Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation (DRWF) to carry out a national survey for people with diabetes.

The aim of the poll is to give healthcare professionals valuable insight into the best way to improve diabetes care, from the perspective of someone living with diabetes.

The results will be presented at DPC2019, the UK’s largest, free-to-attend, CPD-accredited conference and exhibition for all healthcare professionals working within the field of diabetes, and its related conditions.

DPC founder Maggie Meer, who has type 2 diabetes herself, said: “We have enjoyed an excellent working relationship with DRWF and we’re hugely excited about launching a patient survey.

“As someone who has type 2 diabetes myself, I know how crucial it is to give people with diabetes a voice. Healthcare professionals work extremely hard to improve care, however, time restraints and working pressures mean it’s not always possible for patients and their healthcare teams to discuss improvements that are needed.

“This survey is ambitious, but we felt we needed to find a way to represent people with diabetes at DPC2019. The findings will be an important part of this year’s conference as they may help form key changes to patient care and services.”

DPC was launched in 2015, and since then has grown from strength to strength. Last year  the two-day event attracted a record-breaking 4,195 delegates.

Due to increased demand and the launch of new, specialist co-morbidity clinics, the conference is moving to a larger hall within London’s Olympia this October.

Healthcare professionals can register their interest in attending online, to reserve a free place at DPC2019.

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