Patient Care Pathway – Children, Young People and Emerging Adults
|Title of innovation|
|Patient Care Pathway – Children, Young People and Emerging Adults|
|Trust or organisation|
|Paediatric Diabetes Team, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
|Description of innovation|
|In 2014 the diabetes multidisciplinary team at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital Foundation Trust introduced a dedicated annual review clinic for children over the age of eight with type 1 diabetes. It involves a three-hour afternoon clinic visit, retinal screening and an onsite nurse-led phlebotomy service.
Children are offered their consultant appointment, foot check, retinopathy screening and annual review bloods. They are also encouraged to participate, alongside other patients and families, in structured education sessions delivered by specialist nurses and diabetes dieticians. The sessions have evolved in response to ideas, experiences and questions from patients and their families – who have indicated they value the service highly.
|Supporting documents or links|
|The QIC Diabetes Awards|