The impact of the NSF for Diabetes on patient empowerment

August 19, 2010

Source: British Journal of Nursing (BJN), 22 July 2010, 19 (14) 887-890

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Date of publication:  July 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article critically analyses the impact of the NSF for Diabetes and its effect on healthcare with specific emphaisis on Standard 3 which discusses patient empowerment and involvement in their own care. It highlights that many patients are not aware of new educational initiatives such as DAPHNE and DESMOND and that more needs to be done to tackle inqeualities.

Length of publication:  3 pages
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Acknowledgement: Cinahl


Six years on: Delivering the Diabetes NSF

March 7, 2010

Source: Department of Health

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Date of publication:  February 2010

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This document updates Diabetes commisioners about the work undertaken over the past 12 months and highlights key intiatives and case studies relating to each of the 12 NSF Standards. The emphasis is on prevention of type 2 diabetes, innovation and ensuring that resources are used effectively.

Length of publication: 34 pages

Five years on: delivering the diabetes national service framework

February 6, 2009

Source: Department of Health

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Year of publication: 2008

In a nutshell: The Diabetes National Service Framework (NSF) set out the first ever set of national standards for the care of people with diabetes. This report highlights progress over the first five years of the NSF Delivery Strategy; marking the half-way point of the implementation period.

Length of Publication: 44 pages

Some important notes: None

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Acknowledgements: Diabetes Newsfeed