Diabetes Type 2 Horizon Scanning Vol 1 Issue 8

September 7, 2009

Working together: traditional and non-NHS diabetes service providers

September 7, 2009

Source:   Journal of Diabetes Nursing, 13 (4) p.139-144

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Date of publication:  01 April 2009

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell: This article describes the the Birmingham Own Health programme, a Non-NHS diabetes service provider and discusses how this links with existing services provided by GP practices and the community team in NHS Birmingham East and North.

Length of publication:  5 pages

Some Important Notes: Please contact your local NHS library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement: Cinahl

Special Ramadan clinics

September 7, 2009

Source:  Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts

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Date of publication: 27.7.09

Publication type: Press realease

In a nutshell: Leading up to Ramadan, Preston launched a series of diabetes clinics for Muslim patients providing specialist advice about coping with the condition whilst fasting.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes:   Please contact your local NHS library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Transforming community services: ambition, action, achievement

September 7, 2009

Source:  Department of Health

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Date of publication:  July 2009

Publication type:  Best Practice Guides

In a nutshell: These 6 guides can contribute to the deliver of the next stage of High Quality Care for all and should be read in conjunction with the quality framework/quality indicators. Each guide focusses on one of the key areas for community services: health, well-being and reducing inequalities; children, young people & families; acute care closer to home; long term conditions;  rehabilitation; end of life care. The long term conditions guide can be used to benchmark provision, identifiy gaps and have informed discussions about future directions for Diabetes Type 2 specifically.

Length of publications: Various

Acknowledgement: Nursing Times

Diabetes care in the community

September 7, 2009

Source: Nursing Times, 105 (27) Supplement: Transforming Community Services Pt 2 p.3

Date of publication: 14 July 2009

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article outlines the work carried out by Southwark provider services to support people to self manage diabetes within the community setting. The work on Diabetes care in the community was nominated for the TCS Innovation & Leadership Award and won £85,000 funding to develop the service. the project will include training staff about self management; provide information for people with diabetes; distric nurses and GPs collaborating to identify people at high risk and detect new cases early.

Length of publication: 1 page

Some important notes: The full text of this project is not available online, but can be accessed in the Nursing Times Supplement. Please contact your local NHS library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement: Cinahl

Newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes – read Andy’s blog

September 7, 2009

Source: Diabetes UK

Date of publication: July 2009

Publication type: Blog

In a nutshell: Andy Kliman, 36, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in May 2009. Andy has chosen to share his experience via a blog. Andy’s story is a good example of what someone can go through when they are suddenly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

Length of publication: Web page

Some important notes: Link to the blog: http://diabetes.org.uk/Get_involved/Online-communities/Blogs/Type-2-diabetes—youve-got-to-be-kidding/

Acknowledgement: Diabetes UK

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September 7, 2009

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