Poole YPDS – Supporting young people between 15 and 25 years old

In 2012, paediatric Best Practice Tariff funding was used to expand the paediatric diabetes service in Poole, Dorset, to set up a specific service for patients aged 15–23 years who were transitioning to adult diabetes care. The resulting Young People’s Diabetes
Service (YPDS) has undergone continuous development since then, based on feedback from the children’s diabetes service, the adult diabetes team, and young people and their families and carers. Since 2014, the YPDS has achieved improved HbA1c and greater engagement with service users, with fewer missed clinic appointments and fewer diabetes related hospital admissions. The conference presentation describes how the service was developed, how it operates today and how it is looking to evolve in the future.

Learning outcomes:

  • Share details on when and how our service was set up and funded
  • Where to access the information to see if it might help your own service
  • Show what a specific YPDS team working with this age group can achieve
  • What we have done to improve engagement with young people with diabetes?

Wednesday 30 October 2019

12:40 - 13:20

Paediatric to Adolescent & Crossover Care

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Jo Dalton
Diabetes Specialist Nurse – Transition, Young People’s Diabetes Service (YPDS), Poole Hospital Foundation Trust