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NHS Diabetes is now part of NHS Improving Quality (NHS IQ) from April 1st 2013 - see more information here.
NHS Diabetes is the essential link between diabetes strategy and frontline service improvements for patients. Through our integrated work programmes we are able to provide national leadership and direction and support local voices working to champion good quality diabetes care.
At the heart of our work is supporting the implementation of the NHS Outcomes Framework and the NICE Quality Standards for diabetes. We do this by:
national leadership. We understand the current challenge facing local NHS
organisations as services are reorganised and more needs to be delivered for
the same, or fewer resources. Against this backdrop we work to ensure diabetes
remains high on the national health agenda and translating national strategy
into local action.
unacceptable variation. All people with diabetes deserve the same level of
basic diabetes care. The annual Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) review
contains nine care processes that help to prevent serious diabetes
complications. However, unacceptable and persistent variation exists in the delivery
of these care processes. Our tools, guidance, networks and new primary care
consultancy service help to reduce this variation.
local improvement. We know the NHS is full of people working tirelessly to
improve diabetes care. Our networks bring together local diabetes champions to
share ideas and good practice, drive forward service improvements and improve
links between national strategy and local action.
audit to action. We provide easy to understand data to NHS organisations
about standards of diabetes care and patient outcomes. This makes it easy to
understand how well they are doing, and where they need to act to improve to
tailored support. A large amount of comprehensive information exists about
the quality of diabetes care in England. We use this data to identify where
services arent up to scratch and offer those organisations constructive
support and help to improve.
Ultimately we are working to build a future that ensures good quality diabetes care for all.
Our six key work areas support the objectives above and you can find out more about each of them by clicking on the buttons at the top of this page.
Key work areas: