Diabetes Type 2 Horizon Scanning Vol 2 Issue 5

May 10, 2010

Lorenzo Regional Care

May 10, 2010

SourceNHS Tameside and Glossop

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Date of publication:  March 2010

Publication type: Web page

In a nutshell: This post indicates that the Diabetes and Vascular Service will be the first service of the PCT to use Lorenzo Regional Care (LRC) to provide electronic patient records

Length of publication: 1 page

Integrating community pharmacy into the care of people with diabetes

May 10, 2010

Source: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society

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Date of publication:  21 April 2010

Publication type:  Web page

In a nutshell: This toolkit has been produced to aid pharmacy services and local representative committees. However it may also be of interest to those commissioning pharmaceutical services and services for people with diabetes.  The web page includes links to three tools:
1. Checklist of ‘Practical Tips’ for the Development and Approval of a Pharmacy Diabetes Service Business Case
2. Implementation Checklist for Pharmacy Service Providers
3. Supporting People using Insulin Pens

Length of publication:  1 page

Acknowledgements: NHS Evidence – diabetes

UK South Asian children have higher Type 2 diabetes risk

May 10, 2010

Source:  Diabetes UK

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Date of publication: 22 April 2010

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: Researchers from the University of London have detected early warning signs of Type 2 diabetes in the blood of otherwise healthy British Asian children.  Their research adds significant weight to the call for more preventative measures for Type 2 diabetes to be rolled out across the UK, and particularly to younger ethnic minority communities who are at far greater risk of this serious condition.

Length of publication: 1 page

Acknowledgement:  Diabetes UK

Evidence-based commissioning: using population impact measures to help primary care trusts estimate the benefit of interventions in diabetes and heart failure

May 10, 2010

Source: Quality & Safety in Health Care; 19 (1) p.31-36

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Date of publication: February 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: GPs in a Primary Care Trust tested the feasibility of applying population impact measures utilising local population data on established interventions for heart failure and diabetes mellitus. Concludes that local data and published literature estimates can be combined to produce the number of events prevented within a locally defined PCT population. Commissioners have shown interest in using such a measure to identify and quantify areas for improvement.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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Acknowledgement: Cinahl

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May 10, 2010

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