Diabetes transformation fund

The NHS Shared Planning Guidance for 2017-2019 set out transformation funding for supporting improvement in the treatment and care of people with diabetes.  Around £44 million of transformation funding will be used to improve treatment and care for the 2.8 million adults and children diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

This will include:

  • 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.

NHS England is running a single co-ordinated application process for all transformation funding to minimise the administrative burden on local areas who would be applying for funding. This will support NHS England to make the best possible value investment decision.

Bids will be accepted from individual CCGs or collaborations of CCGs and their partners. Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) are central to this process and all bids should be explicitly linked to the relevant local STP plans.

How to apply

View details of how to access the fund and the full appraisal criteria which will be used to assess the bids received are available.

We are planning to hold a number of webinars for CCGs focusing on the background, evidence and how to develop successful bids.

If you have any queries, please email england.diabetestreatment@nhs.net.