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.