What is the programme and its aims

The Diabetes with Vascular Diseases Clinical Network is supporting NHS England’s Specialised Commissioning team around meeting the service specification and addressing gaps identified in vascular society reviews and GIRFT reviews.

Who are the partners

  • NHS England specialised commissioning
  • Acute provider trusts
  • Public Health England

How are we making a difference

By identifying the unwarranted variation in service provision and making recommendations for a high quality safe vascular service across East Midlands. We are supporting University Hospitals of Leicester to develop a business case to commission a structured education programme for patients with claudication. A pilot is proposed in Leicestershire with a view to support wider implementation across the East Midlands.

What are the key resources

Who to contact for further information

Martin Cassidy, Head of Network – Diabetes with Vascular Diseases