Improving care in diabetes using Map of Medicine

August 9, 2012

Source: Map of Medicine

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Date of publication: July 2012

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: Item including an example of the use of Map of Medicine in South Devon, where their diabetes pathway includes links to their Joint Formulary and patient leaflets, as well as specific referral details to local services.  This enables local healthcare professionals to refer and support diagnosed diabetes patients more efficiently.

Length of publication: one web page


Costing care pathways: Understanding the cost of the diabetes care pathway

June 7, 2011

Source: Audit Commission

Follow this link to view the abstract [with link to full text pdf]

Date of publication: May 2011

Publication type: Briefing

In a nutshell: This briefing, using diabetes as an illustration, shows how organisations can use nationally available data to chart spending at a high level for various conditions. This information can then be used to help track changes in pathways and the impact on costs. It can also be used to compare costs between PCTs and to identify possible areas for savings.  The briefing is supported by an online tool that will allow organisations to monitor and evaluate the cost of diabetes care in their area and to make comparisons with others.

Length of publication: 16p pdf


NICE pathway – diabetes

June 7, 2011

Source: NICE

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Date of publication: May 2011

Publication type: Care pathway

In a nutshell: This online tool for health and social care professionals brings together,  for the first time, all connected NICE guidance on a topic in a user-friendly electronic flowchart.

Length of publication: one web page