Diabetes Improvement and Assurance Framework
The West Midlands Clinical Network has developed the Diabetes Improvement and Assurance Framework (DIAF), a new tool to complement existing information and assurance frameworks. The DIAF supports CCGs to focus on areas for improvement for their local diabetes patient population, and assists in the development of local improvement pathways and commissioning intentions. This is an evolving and ongoing programme of work.
Regional Diabetes event hailed a success
Over 120 delegates attended NHS England’s Midlands & East NHS Diabetes event on Friday 2nd December.
Attendees had an opportunity to network, receive updates on work taking place both nationally and regionally across diabetes prevention, treatment and care as well as learn about the plans for the wider diabetes treatment and care work programme.
Delegates included representatives from CCGs, GPs, Diabetologists, Nurses, Pharmacy colleagues, Public Health England, Local Authorities Public health, Diabetes UK, Academic Health Science Networks, Clinical Networks, NHS England and providers who deliver the NHS DPP programmes. We were pleased to see a number of patients had also taken time to come along.
The event was well received with delegates saying:
“the speakers were informative…clear presentations”
“good to hear the patient voice, Roger’s story was inspiring”
“useful national versus regional information”
- Setting the Context – What is the Data telling us?
Dr Rashmi Shukla, Regional Director (PHE) and Programme Chair
- Diabetes UK and Patient Experience of the NHS DPP –
Peter Shorrick, Midlands Diabetes UK manager and Roger Taft, NHS DPP participant
- NHS DPP – Learning and Best Practice from Sites
Nottingham STP, Dawn Jameson, Commissioning Manager and Natalie Shouler, Improvement Manager
Birmingham and Solihull STP – Simon Doble, Senior Commissioning Manager and Philomena Gales, Project Manager
- Learning and Best Practice from NIHR
Norfolk Diabetes Prevention Study Professor Mike Sampson, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust
- Best practice – Foot care – reducing amputation rates and improving care
Professor Fran Game, Consultant Diabetologist and R & D Director, Royal Derby Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust
- Best practice – Increasing uptake of structured education and getting the recording right and Achieving the NICE Treatment Targets
Professor Roger Gadsby, Honorary Associate Clinical Professor, Warwick University, National Diabetes Audit GP Clinical Lead
- Introduction to Treatment and Care –Jeff Featherstone – Programme Lead – NHS England
- What makes a successful bid? Clare Helm, Regional Co-ordination Manager – NHS England