Diabetes funding deadline approaching
The deadline to apply for a slice of £44m to improve diabetes care is a week away.
Diabetes teams have until January 18 to submit applications to NHS England’s transformation fund to support the implementation of the Five Year Forward View’s vision of better health, better care and improved efficiency.
Funding is 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 is available, an extra £4m than originally announced in the NHS England Operations and Contracting Guidance in September.
The organisation has said thes 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.
The website states: “Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) are central to this process and all bids should be explicitly linked to the relevant local STP plans. This process is open to any STP, although individual organisations or alliances may bid on behalf of an STP for this funding; submission of applications must be via STPs.”
The funding pot for structured education is £10m, a total of £17m is available for treatment targets and £8m each for both MDFTs and DISNs.
The diabetes interventions for which transformation funding are available include:
Improving uptake of structured education for people with diabetes
Improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets
New or expanded multi-disciplinary footcare teams (MDFTs)
New or expanded diabetes inpatient specialist nursing services (DISNs)