EXCLUSIVE: NHS England announces diabetes funding results
NHS England has revealed the results of an application process to access £44m to improve diabetes care.
Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) which applied for a slice of the diabetes transformation fund were informed today (Thursday, April 20) if they were successful.
News of how much money was awarded will not be shared by NHS England until after the General Election, which takes place on June 8.
The move aims to support the implementation of the Five Year Forward View‘s vision of better health, better care and improved efficiency.
Funding was made available for structured education, improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets, introducing new or expand multi-disciplinary footcare teams (MDFTs) as well as setting up or expanding diabetes inpatient specialist nursing services (DISNs).
A total of £44m was available, an extra £4m than originally announced in the NHS England Operations and Contracting Guidance in September.
NHS England has said the funding will “kick start, at scale, revolutions for diabetes treatment and prevention”. This single coordinated application process will support NHS England to make best possible value investment decision, the organisation said.
CCGs applied individually for the funding or as part of a wider group of CCGs.