Diabetes Type 2 Horizon Scanning Vol 1 Issue 9

October 7, 2009
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User involvement project announces primary care partners

October 7, 2009

Source: Diabetes UK

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: Diabetes UK has chosen three project partners for the User Involvement in Local Diabetes Care Project: NHS Lincolnshire, NHS Hammersmith & Fulham, and North Mersey Diabetes Network (consisting of Liverpool PCT, NHS Sefton and NHS Knowsley).  The project aims to develop systematic, structured and sustainable approaches to allow people with diabetes to influence the decisions taken about the services the NHS provides.

Some important information: The project has its own web site – http://www.diabetes.org.uk/localinvolvement

Acknowledgement: Diabetes UK


Let’s get moving

October 7, 2009

Title: Let’s get moving: Commissioning Guidance, a new physical activity care pathway for the NHS

Follow this link for full text 

Date of publication: 2009

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This document outlines an evidence based approach to promoting physical activity amongst PCTs and its potential impact on a number of long term conditions including diabetes. It highlights a physical activity based programme and includes examples of case studies within the Annexes.

Length of publication: 86 pages

Acknowledgement: NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement Alerts


Barriers and facilitators to evidence based care of type 2 diabetes patients: experiences of general practitioners participating to a quality improvement program

October 7, 2009

Source: Implementation Science, 2009, 4:41

Click here for full text [11 page pdf]

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article describes a small scale qualitative research project undertaken with Belgian GPs to acquire a better understanding of the barriers to high-quality diabetes care and into the mechanisms of change brought about by an 18-month quality improvement program (QIP). The QIP was implemented to promote compliance with international guidelines and included interventions such as the introduction of an Interdisciplinary Diabetes Care Team.

Acknowledgement: CINAHL


600 million pounds on doctor-prescribed diabetes medication

October 7, 2009

Source: Diabetes UK

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: More money is spent on diabetes medication in primary care than on treatments for any other condition, with almost £600 million of medicines prescribed by doctors last year, according to the report ‘Prescribing for Diabetes in England’, produced by the NHS Information Centre.

Some important information: The 22 page report is available as a pdf –
http://www.ic.nhs.uk/statistics-and-data-collections/primary-care/prescriptions/prescribing-for-diabetes-in-england:-supplement–january-2002-to-march-2009

Acknowledgement: Diabetes UK


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October 7, 2009

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