Quality outcome event to take place
Primary and secondary care clinicians and commissioners are due to come together for a national diabetes workshop.
The Driving Quality Outcomes in Diabetes Care has been organised by the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD).
The free CPD accredited conference will take place across four venues on Thursday, 23 June.
Topics which will be covered by speakers include clinical developments in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, co-morbidity and frailty in people with diabetes.
Improvement and assessment
Commissioning innovation and best practice in diabetes will also be on the agenda with
the national diabetes and obesity clinical director Jonathan Valabhji speaking.
Julie Wood, the NHSCC chief executive, will also discuss the impact of the CCG Improvement & Assessment Framework results, which are due at the end of June.
Ms Wood said: “It is important to all commissioners to attend as diabetes has increased by nearly 60 per cent in the last 10 years, accounts for 10 per cent of the total NHS spend and is one of the focuses of the Five Year Forward View.
“In addition, they need to hear the impact of the CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework where diabetes is an important metric and the results are due at the
end of June.”
Practical case examples of commissioning and delivery of innovation and best practice with seven key lessons learnt when redesigning services across England will also be unveiled at the event.
The workshops will take place at the Royal Society of Medicine in London, the Kegworth Hotel and Conference Centre in Derby, the Leeds Marriott and Wolverhampton’s Molineux Stadium.
They will be streamed live on the internet so presentations from the London hub or the regional workshops will be transmitted to the other centres.
A discussion and question and answer session will follow each presentation.
This meeting gives them an ideal opportunity to combine all of these things in one day
Speaking to The Diabetes Times, Dr Robert Gregory, who is the chair of the ABCD, said: “ABCD members are finding it difficult to travel overseas to attend important international meetings to get their essential updates in developments in diabetes.
“They also tell me that they would appreciate networked events rather than having to travel to London or other places which involve staying away from home overnight.
“Furthermore they appreciate hearing about innovative practice which is not always disseminated as widely as it deserves.
“But most importantly they tell me how difficult it is to talk to commissioners directly to discuss how to take diabetes innovations forward in their own locality.
“This meeting gives them an ideal opportunity to combine all of these things in one day.”
The Driving Quality in Diabetes Care has been organised by the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) in partnership with Diabetes UK, NHS Clinical Commissioners and a number of AHSNs/Clinical Networks”.
Chris Askew, the chief executive of Diabetes UK, said: “At a time when diabetes is so high on the national agenda, there is a huge need for those who commission and deliver diabetes care and services to work together to innovate how care is delivered and to improve outcomes for people with diabetes.
“Diabetes UK supports clinicians to work with commissioners to drive improvement and transform services and we encourage clinicians and commissioners to attend this innovative workshop on 23rd June to find out more about working together to improve diabetes care.”