The NHS Shared Planning Guidance for 2017-2019 set out transformation funding for supporting improvement in the treatment and care of people with diabetes. Around £44 million of transformation funding will be used to improve treatment and care for the 2.8 million adults and children diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.
This will include:
- increasing uptake of structured education
- improving achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets (HbA1c, blood pressure and cholesterol for adults, HbA1c only for children)
- reducing the number of amputations by improving access to multi-disciplinary foot care teams
- reducing lengths of hospital stays by improving access to specialist inpatient support.