Diabetes Type 2 Horizon Scanning Vol 3 Issue 4

May 11, 2011
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Education sessions for people with Diabetes

May 11, 2011

Source: Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Date of publication: April 2011

Publication type: Press realease

In a nutshell: The Countess of Chester Hospital is running group sessions for people with Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Essentials is a specifically designed education programme for people diagnosed with diabetes.

Length of publication: 1 web page


Free learning unit updates nurses on diabetic foot complications

May 11, 2011

Source: NursingTimes.net

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Date of publication: April 2011

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: NICE and Nursing Times Learning collaborated to produce a free online learning unit about managing diabetic foot problems. The unit was developed to coincide with the new NICE guidelines “Diabetic foot problems – inpatient management” published last week.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes: Please follow this link to start the free online learning unit


People with diabetes fill 15 per cent of hospital beds

May 11, 2011

Source: NHS Diabetes

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Date of publication: April 2011

Publication type: News Story

In a nutshell: People with diabetes account for 15 per cent of inpatients in England, according to ‘National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA) 2010 (England)’ which also found that they had been in hospital for an average of eight days, approximately three days longer than all inpatients.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes: Follow this link if you would like to read the full text of the NHS Diabetes Audit ‘National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA) 2010 (England)’


DAWN: Diabetes Appointments via Webcam in Newham

May 11, 2011

Source: The Health Foundation

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Date of publication: April 2011

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: The Newham Shine 2011 project involves replacing routine follow-up outpatient appointments that don’t require physical examination with web-based consultations. These consultations will be offered for all patients attending the transitional and young adult service, and for all patients under a consultant in the general diabetes clinic.
It is anticipated that the project will result in a reduction in the cost per outpatient contact as the rate of non-attendance reduces; overhead costs will be reduced; and it is expected that there will be a reduction in emergency attendance over time.

Length of publication: 1 web page


Snapshot: Co-creating Health

May 11, 2011

Source: The Health Foundation

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Date of publication: April 2011

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: Co-creating Health is an improvement programme that helps people with long-term conditions to take control of their health and supports them to self-manage.  This snapshot provides an overview of the programme and a list of the sites involved, as well as explaining why self-management support is so important.  One of the four areas in the project is diabetes.  With link to 9p pdf.

Length of publication: 9 pages


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May 11, 2011

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