Care for people with diabetes is transforming for the better, with new treatments being introduced and dedicated support being provided in GP practices, offering personalised care.
Following a successful bid to NHS England, our STP has been awarded £1 million this year to improve care and treatment for our patients with Diabetes. The money will be spent in the following ways:
In addition, we are working with Diabetes UK who will be supporting us in training Diabetes Community Champions.
Their role will be to work as volunteers within their local community to promote the services that we provide for patients with diabetes and to encourage those patients to make the best lifestyle choices for managing their condition. They will run engagement events in the community to raise awareness and direct patients appropriately to health services. The project will be piloted in Slough with a view to roll out across our partnership footprint once evaluated.