Diabetes is a growing problem and is a good example of why we need new thinking about how to provide integrated services in the NHS in the future.
Action for Diabetes has been produced in response to the Public Accounts Committee report on adult diabetes services published in 2012. It is for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) as a reference on the work that is going on across NHS England, and for the wider community interested in diabetes care to see what action NHS England is taking in this important area. It sets out the action that NHS England is taking now to improve outcomes for people with and at risk of diabetes – in both of its roles, as a direct commissioner and a support to the commissioning system.
The document describes the action we are taking and will take in our role as a direct commissioner of services to:
It also describes what we are doing and will do in providing leadership and support to CCGs as commissioners of secondary and community services to deliver high-quality care, as defined by NICE, to people with and at risk of diabetes. In this regard, we will:
Download the printable PDF version of Action for Diabetes.