NHS RightCare Pathway: Diabetes

NHS RightCare, in partnership with the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) today publishes NHS RightCare Pathway: Diabetes.

This pathway has been developed in collaboration with the National Clinical Director for Diabetes and Obesity at NHS England and Associate National Director for Diabetes, the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, Public Health England, Diabetes UK and patient groups.

NHS RightCare Pathway: Diabetes is a tool that aims to support local commissioners to review local diabetes pathways in order to identify where potential improvements could be delivered.

NHS RightCare Pathway: Diabetes has two key elements:

  1. It describes the core components that should be present in an optimal diabetes service; right from detection and diagnosis through to ongoing treatment, management and care of people with diabetes
  2. It provides guidance for commissioners that will:
    1. Allow them to think through their existing diabetes service and compare it with an optimal diabetes service; and
    2. Provides guidance for commissioners about the scale of improvements that could be delivered through optimisation of local pathways.

NHS RightCare Pathway: Diabetes aim to provide local health economies with:

  • a high-level overarching national case for change;
  • priorities for improvement and key high impact interventions along a pathway
  • underpinning guidance and evidence
  • implementation resources to help make changes on the ground; and
  • practice examples for elements of the pathway demonstrating what to change, how to change and scale of improvement.

Local health economies may find it useful during the ‘What to Change’ phase of their RightCare work.

NHS RightCare Pathway: Diabetes form part of the NHS RightCare Intelligence Programme