Since 1996, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK has more than doubled from 1.4 million to almost 3.5 million. By 2025, it is estimated that five million people will have diabetes in the UK.
The National Diabetes Audits show that it is the exception rather than the rule if young people receive all of their annual diabetes checks. Amputation rates vary widely from place to place. Women with diabetes are not adequately prepared for pregnancy. And, a staggering one in six people occupying a hospital bed now has diabetes
Whilst there have been some improvements, unacceptably wide variations in care and treatment outcomes remain.
This one-day conference will examine the critical role that primary care plays in improving treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes. This event will focus on facilitating dialogue, sharing knowledge and expertise and showcasing innovation.
What you'll learn
Sessions and speakers will help you to understand:
NHS England’s support for diabetes prevention, treatment and care
The important role that GP practices have in improving outcomes for all people with diabetes
What tools and ideas to support are available for improvement activity in primary care. Specifically, you’ll hear from:
RCGP pilot sites and lessons learnt from implementing diabetes quality improvements
Practice nurses who have successfully implemented improvements
Successful collaboration across primary care and specialist services to deliver improved care
Who should attend?
GPs, Practice Nurses and other clinicians working in primary care
Clinical Networks, Clinical Commissioning Groups and any organisations supporting improvement activity in primary care