Who are we?

  • We are a group of stakeholders, including people living with diabetes, clinicians and health professionals, who want to improve services and outcomes for people in Greater Manchester (GM).
  • We are led by our clinical lead, Dr Naresh Kanumilli, a GP in South Manchester, who is supported by a number of other clinicians and the network team.
  • Our full clinical team is:
    • Dr Naresh Kanumilli, GP, Northenden Group Practice, Manchester
    • Dr Moulinath Banerjee, consultant, Royal Bolton Hospital
    • Dr Jaweeda Idoo, GP, Alvanley Family Practice, Stockport
    • Dr James Hider, GP, Partington Family Practice, Trafford
    • Dr Naseer Ahmed, vascular surgeon, Manchester University Foundation Trust

What are our aims?

  • Articulate clinical best practice and support improvement in diabetes services, achieving better outcomes and experience for the 180,000-plus people in GM who live with diabetes.
  • Ensure patients, carers, doctors, nurses and families have a voice in designing and developing services.
  • Identify and highlight unwarranted variation, share best practice and support quality improvement.
  • Ensure that service development and improvement are supported by effective clinical leadership and robust evidence.

How do we do it?

  • Networking and partnership working to identify where improvements can be made.
  • Analysing data and drawing out intelligence to inform and evaluate service improvement.
  • Developing resources such as the diabetes clinical best practice strategy and supporting locality implementation.
  • Support prevention, self-management, education and other services to enable people to engage effectively with clinicians and manage their condition better.
  • Co-ordinate the roll out of the national prevention programme ‘Healthier You’ in GM, which has the potential to prevent 5,000-plus people developing diabetes every year.

How do we make a difference?

  • Ensuring a patient-centred approach to the Network’s diabetes programme of work, as well as recognising the diverse nature and needs of communities across GM.
  • Seeking to address health inequalities in every aspec of the work we do.
  • Building clinical leadership and consensus to develop robust, evidence-based proposals for service improvement.

How can I get involved?

Our Patients, Carers and Public Involvement Engagement Advisory Group plays an important role in helping shape the Strategic Clinical Networks’ projects.

To find out more about the diabetes work we deliver, visit www.diabetesmyway.nhs.uk or email england.diabetesmyway@nhs.net.


Diabetes support, services and education patient leaflet