Diabetes Type 2 Horizon Scanning Vol 2 Issue 1

January 7, 2010
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Care planning in long term conditions

January 7, 2010

Title: Care planning in long term conditions: nurse-led care plans for people with diabetes

Source: Nursing Times, 105 (38) p.26-27

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Date of publication: 29 September 2009

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article describes how Burn Brae Medical Group is piloting care planning for patients with diabetes as part of the Year of Care programme. The practice first trialled care planning for this group in 2004 and the article discusses how practice nurses could adopt this approach.

Length of publication: 2 pages

Acknowledgement: Cinahl


Diabetes Outcomes Versus Expenditure (DOVE) tool

January 7, 2010

Source:  NHS Evidence – diabetes

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Date of publication:  December 2009

Publication type: Web page with link to ZIP Archive file, 822688 bytes (803 KB)

In a nutshell: This new tool from Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Observatory allows users to compare expenditure on diabetes care with clinical outcomes for a selected PCT, other PCTs with similar populations and all other PCTs.

Length of publication: 1 page


Preventing type 2 diabetes

January 7, 2010

Title:  Preventing type 2 diabetes: applying the evidence in nursing practice

Source: Nursing Times, 105 (41) p.10-14

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Date of publication: 20 October 2009

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell: This article provides an overview of the evidence from evaluated diabetes prevention programmes, reviews different strategies for identifying high-risk groups and highlights key strategies for communicating risk and promoting lifestyle change.

Length of publication: 4 pages

Acknowledgement: Cinahl


Health Needs Assessment tool from National Diabetes Information Service (NDIS)

January 7, 2010

Source: National Information Centre

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Date of publication: December 2009

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: National Diabetes Information Service (NDIS) is now live and has created a Health Needs Assessment tool. View any PCT’s performance in diabetes care against a large number of indicators to identify strengths and weaknesses in diabetes care.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes: Register to access the tool at www.ndis.ic.nhs.uk


The Hull Integrated Diabetes Care Programme (HIDCaP)

January 7, 2010

Source:  Diabetes UK

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Date of publication:  December 2009

Publication type: Web page

In a nutshell: This programme was developed to achieve the goals of World Class Commissioning including improved screening, increased awareness and management of Diabetes Type 2. The integrated team involved primary and specialist health care professionals working jointly with service users, public health, service managers and commissioners to achieve improved networking and partnerships. It includes practice visits, a support programme, structured education for people with diabetes, staff education and a social marketing campaign to increase awareness.

Length of publication: 1 pages


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January 7, 2010

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