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Diabetes transformation fund details to be announced

By Editor
16th June 2017
Department of Health, Type 2 prevention


NHS England will today announce how a £44m fund to improve diabetes care has been awarded and details about the second wave of a national drive to prevent type 2 diabetes, The Diabetes Times understands.

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) which applied for a slice of the diabetes transformation fund were informed on April 20 if they were successful.

The organisation is now expected to reveal a list of the successful bidders in a move aiming to support the implementation of the Five Year Forward View‘s vision of better health, better care and improved efficiency.

Also, NHS England will also today (Friday, June 16) reveal details about the second wave of its Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, which is the world’s first nationwide scheme to stop people developing the Type 2 diabetes.

It started in 2016 with a first wave of 27 areas covering 26 million people, half of the population, and making up to 20,000 places available. The programme is due to be rolled out to the whole country by 2020 with an expected 100,000 referrals available each year after.

The transformation fund 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 the best possible value investment decision, the organisation said.

CCGs applied individually for the funding or as part of a wider group of CCGs.

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