Workstreams

Diabetes prevention programme (NDPP)

The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) is an NHS England, Diabetes UK and Public Health England led initiative which commenced a phased national roll out in 2016. The aim being to roll out the programme across the whole of England by 2020 with over 100,000 people expected to be referred onto the NHS DPP each year.

The NWCSCN have supported the various ‘waves’ across the Cheshire and Merseyside HCP and the Lancashire and South Cumbria STP. The NHS NDPP is delivering a systematic approach to reducing the risk of people developing diabetes. It requires stakeholders from CCGs, Public Health, Primary Care and the service provider to work together in a challenging environment. The role of the NWCSCN is to coordinate this.

Treatment and Care

As part of the National Diabetes Treatment and Care Programme NHS England has invested £42 million in 2017/18 in proposals from individual CCGs, CCG collaborations and Sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) to improve the treatment and care of people with diabetes

This includes:

  • 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.

The network supports transformation across the region through the projects and transformation steering groups at a regional and local level, whilst also providing Quality Assurance.

Patient engagement

The NWC SCN Diabetes Interest Group has been formed to create a connected database of interested stakeholders, who wish to be involved with the Diabetes work of the SCN.

People who sign up with us will get information about the SCN’s work. They will also have the chance to get involved in several different ways depending on the interests and preferences declared at registration

Data intelligence

The NWCSCN have brought together stakeholders from across the Cheshire and Merseyside HCP and the Lancashire and South Cumbria STP to develop a data dashboard. This supports the various Steering Groups with key lines of enquiry and assurance activities. We have worked with stakeholders to ensure that all metrics add values with an emphasis on intelligence and narrative to provide the network with intelligence to inform commissioning decisions and identify variations and inequalities. The network will be utilising the national diabetes dashboard including national diabetes audits, local level data and other sources of data.