Structured educational model for SMBG: A model for primary care delivery

February 7, 2014

Source: British Journal of Healthcare Management  vol 19(11) pp526-530

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Date of publication: November 2013

Publication type: Journal

In a nutshell: This article looks at enabling people to take control of their diabetes, especially by self-monitoring their blood glucose (SMBG). By using the recommendations in the NSF.  the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (2009) guidelines and the Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) programme.  a new initiative was  developed by the Aston Healthcare CCG in Knowsley in partnership with LifeScan (part of Johnson & Johnson).  There were a number of positive results from this initiative including prescribing savings of £18 564 on a total annual spend of £73 086.  

Length of publication: 5 pages

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Acknowledgement: CINAHL


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