Diabetes Type 2 Horizon Scanning Vol 3 Issue 11

December 7, 2011

Inpatient Care for People with Diabetes: The Economic Case for Change

December 7, 2011

Title: Inpatient Care for People with Diabetes: The Economic Case for Change

Source: NHS Diabetes

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Date of publication:  Nov 2011

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This research report found that the NHS in England spends more than £2.3 billion a year on inpatient care for people with diabetes – equivalent to 11% of NHS inpatient care expenditure. In spite of these high levels of expenditure, the report presents evidence that diabetes inpatient care is poor in many areas and makes a case for specialist diabetes inpatient teams to improve outcomes for patients and generate savings.

Length of publication: 52 page pdf




Tailored Diabetes Commissioning

December 7, 2011

Title: Tailored Diabetes Commissioning

Source: PARLIAMENTARY & STAKEHOLDER DIABETES THINK TANK

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Date of publication:  Nov 2011

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: Subtitled ‘Development of Local CQUIN & QOF Indicators for Diabetes’, this report brings together four case studies of best practice, with key recommendations for new commissioners and managers responsible for taking these initiatives forward.

Length of publication: 20p pdf

Acknowledgement: NHS Networks Commissioning Zone




Long Term Health Conditions 2011

December 7, 2011

Source: Department of Health (DH)

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Date of publication: Nov 2011

Publication Type: Report

In a nutshell: This study was commissioned from Ipsos Mori by the DH into attitudes of people with long term conditions towards “self care” and their use of NHS services. The report also reports the general public perception of the NHS and their behaviour relating to their own health.

Length of publication: 66 pages

Acknowledgements: Patient Information Forum


ABC Diabetes Cards

December 7, 2011

Source: Patient Information Forum

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Date of publication: Nov 2011

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: This web page highlights a series of symbols devised by Widgit, Diabetes UK in partnership with Warwickshire health authorities. These symbols can be used to explain concepts and words related to diabetes for people who have difficulty reading.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes: Follow this link  for more information about the project and to download the cards and symbols.

Source: EQUIP


GPs to screen ‘all adults’ for diabetes

December 7, 2011

SourceGP Online 

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Date of publication: 17 November 2011

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: News item reporting that “GPs could be forced to screen almost all adults for risk of type-2 diabetes and offer blood tests to thousands of patients, under plans set out by NICE”.

Length of publication: 1 web page


Diabetes diagnosis rates driven up by GP practices

December 7, 2011

SourceGP Online 

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Date of publication: 3 November 2011

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: Practices in England are closing the gap between detected cases of diabetes and true levels of disease, QOF data suggest. This short news story presents data from Public Health Observatories which suggests GPs in England diagnosed and recorded around 52,000 more diabetes cases last year than would be expected from increases in prevalence alone.