Redesigning Diabetes Services in Enfield

Source: Diabetes UK

Link here for more information:—Nov-08/

Year of Publication: 2008

Publication type: Case study

In a nutshell: For many years acute diabetes care had been struggling to cope with the ever increasing number of referrals from GPs and the increasing number of follow ups. The PCT has 62 general practices and a diverse population in terms of ethnic and socioeconomic factors. The development of practice based diabetes knowledge and skills had been identified by the PCT as a priority area in 2005, and funding was received by the team for strategic planning. The diabetes project was hence developed to ensure that people with diabetes are seen in the community close to where they live for easier access and to reduce waiting times for diabetes care. No information was available relating to service provision, delivery of care, knowledge and skills relating to diabetes in general practice at the time. One of the first tasks undertaken was a baseline diabetes audit involving a visit to all the practices in the locality. An audit tool developed by A Farooqi was used to examine all areas of diabetes management. The results of the audit were reviewed with the individual practices and gaps in knowledge and skills were identified to help improve the priority areas in which the practice team desired to develop.

Length of Publication: 1 web page

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