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


Audit of care home diabetes care starts

October 7, 2012

Source: NHS Diabetes

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Date of publication:  August 2012

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: More than a quarter of care home residents are believed to have diabetes. This audit of procedures and practice in care homes will underpin future quality standards which will be used by the Care Quality Commission.

Length of publication: 1 web page 

Source: NHS Networks

The management of adult diabetes services in the NHS

June 7, 2012

Source: National Audit Office

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Date of publication: May 2012

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report examines whether NHS England is providing recommended standards of care to people with diabetes. Despite some improvements since 2006-07, it concludes that value for money is not being delivered with poor performance against expected levels of care, low achievement of treatment standards and high numbers of avoidable deaths.

Length of publication: 45 pages

Acknowledgements: NHS Networks

NICE publish draft version of diabetes quality standard

December 7, 2010

Source: NICE

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Date of publication: Nov 2010

Publication type: Web site

In a nutshell: NICE have published their draft version of the quality standard on diabetes to coincide with World Diabetes Day. It is currently out for consultation until 16 December 2010. The draft quality standard contains 15 statements each with quality measures demonstrating how best practice in diabetes care should look.

Length of publication: 1 pages

Acknowledgement: NHS Evidence – Health Management News Alert

Diabetes action plan 2010: quality care for diabetes in Scotland

August 27, 2010

Source: Scottish Government

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Date of publication: August 2010

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This action plan contributes to the Scottish Government’s quality strategy and includes sections on improving the health of people with diabetes in Scotland and reducing health inequalities; maximising the value of  investment; integrating health, care and other services.

Length of publication: 80 page pdf

Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2009

February 6, 2009

Source: Diabetes Care. Alexandria: Jan 2009. Vol. 32, Iss. 1; pg. S13, 49 pgs –

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Year of publication: 2009

Publication type: Guideline

In a nutshell: These standards of care are intended to provide clinicians, patients, researchers, payors, and other interested individuals with the components of diabetes care, treatment goals, and tools to evaluate the quality of care.  The recommendations included are screening, diagnostic, and therapeutic actions that are known or believed to favorably affect health outcomes of patients with diabetes.  A grading system (Table 1), developed by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and modeled after existing methods, was utilized to clarify and codify the evidence that forms the basis for the recommendations.

Length of publication: 49 pages (see link below for executive summary)

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Acknowledgement: ProQuest