Commissioning conference sessions to share best practice in diabetes care

John Grumitt
John Grumitt

DPC2018 will include a dedicated Commissioning for Better Diabetes Care stream, with speakers presenting case studies and sharing outcomes data, to demonstrate best practice and cost-effectiveness in diabetes care.

Sessions will include:

  • Innovation in care – cranking up care pathways for better outcomes in diabetes management – Prof Katherine Barnard, PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS Health Psychologist, Bournemouth University, and John Grumitt, CEO & Vice President, Changing Health, Diabetes UK will focus on the key issues facing diabetes care across NHS England and identify areas for sharing of best practice for improved outcomes and cost-effectiveness. Outcomes data will be presented and discussed, to create meaningful examples of where best practice exists and how that can be effectively shared to enhance care provision and outcomes across all CCGs.
  • How to deliver patient self-management and behaviour change at scale; 2017-18 outcomes data with key lessons for the NHS – John Grumitt will also present insights into the 2017-18 outcomes data, illustrating the significant potential of digital education and personalised lifestyle coaching for type 2 diabetes prevention and self management
  • STPs – North West London – Reality of delivering transformation in diabetes care – toolkit for success – Tony Willis, Clinical Director for Diabetes, North West London STP
  • Setting up an integrated care service in practice – one-stop session to help bring together the MDT and commissioning team – Dr David Lipscomb, Clinical Lead Diabetes Care for You, Sussex Community Health NHS Trust

“We appreciate the challenges for commissioners, senior managers, policy makers, CCG board members and other key decision makers of finding time to update themselves on the latest diabetes care pathways, best practice and innovations,” says Toby Baker, Event Director, DPC018. “That’s why we’ve included a dedicated Commissioning for Better Diabetes Care stream at our conference, with a particular focus on sharing real-world results and case studies.”

DPC2018’s comprehensive, eight-stream conference will bring together the foremost diabetes practitioners and thought leaders to share their learning and expertise. They will address key issues in diabetes care, including childhood obesity, reversal of type 2 diabetes, the psychological impact of the condition and care funding.

DPC is also delighted to welcome an esteemed line-up of keynote speakers. Opening the conference, NHS England’s Prof Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes, and Dr Partha Kar, Diabetes Consultant and National Associate Clinical Director Diabetes, will present their keynote on An update from NHS England Diabetes, followed by a Q&A session.

Opening the second day, Prof Sir David Haslam, Chair of NICE will deliver a keynote on Excellence across the care pathway: NICE and diabetes. This will include information on how NICE’s recommendations for diabetes care can help visitors to commission and provide high quality, person-centred care.

For more information on all conference sessions at DPC2018, see the programme on the DPC website at

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