Innovation in care – cranking up care pathways for better outcomes in diabetes management

We will highlight and focus in on key issues facing diabetes care across NHS England and identify areas for sharing of best practice for improved outcomes and cost-effectiveness. Such issues include educative, political, cultural and social demographic elements but fundamentally have led to gaps in optimal care pathways for people with diabetes. 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. Links between patient education and outcomes will be examined; alongside healthcare professional education and understanding; alongside scrutiny of the regulatory environment surrounding vital technologies to support optimal diabetes self-management. Finally, patient reported outcomes will be examined in the context of outcomes driven medicine and how they can be robustly and effectively applied to improve psychosocial well-being of people with diabetes.

Learning outcomes

  • There are wide variations of approaches to commissiong for diabetes care in CCGs across England
  • These variations have contributed to gaps in optimal care pathways in diabetes education and support, access to treatment, screening for complications and diabetes support
  • Centres of excellence across England in high-performing CCGs demonstrate best practice achievements
  • Identification of best practice, articulation and sharing thereof will improve the standard of care, quality of life and reduce complications in both the short and long term
  • Such improvements will result in improved diabetes outcomes, improved quality of life, reduced diabetes distress and improved cost-effectiveness and likely cost savings across the NHS diabetes budget

Wednesday 14th November 2018

16:40 - 17:10

Commissioning for Better Diabetes Care



CEO & Vice President, Changing Health, Diabetes UK
PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS Health Psychologist, Bournemouth University

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