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NHS England releases diabetes pathway

A new blueprint for diabetes care has been published by NHS England in a bid to improve and reduce variation of care.

The NHS RightCare Pathway: Diabetes lays out core components of an optimal diabetes service, focusing on specific areas of intervention where the return on investment is likely to have the greatest outcomes and cost benefits.

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New sites announced for prevention programme

A total of 13 new sites across England will benefit from a type 2 diabetes prevention programme, it has just been announced.

Wave 2 of the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is part of a wider package of measures to support people with diabetes and those on the cusp of it, to stay fit, well and prevent further deterioration.

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Paediatric to adult diabetes services transitional report published

The transition of care from paediatric to adult services is the subject of a new report which has just been published.

The National Diabetes Transition Audit (NDTA) links datasets from the adult and paediatric national diabetes audits and examines whether the transition between childhood and adulthood has an effect on care.

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Type 1 diabetes committee pledges to raise standards of care

Raising the standards of care for people with type 1 diabetes is the focus of a new committee which has been created by the national group which represents diabetes consultants in the UK.

The Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) has teamed up with Diabetes UK to launch the Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Collaborative – UK which is a collaborative of healthcare professionals working in multi-disciplinary teams providing care for adults with type 1 diabetes.

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New prescription tool ‘transforms’ 82,000 diabetes consultations

A new tool which is set to “transform the standard diabetes consultations” by focusing on some of the topics in diabetes management that create real challenges for people and doctors has been launched.

Diabetes UK said it has developed information prescriptions following a series of workshops with clinicians, people with diabetes and health academics. It is hoped the new initiative will make diabetes consultations work better for all involved.

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