NHS Transformation Fund to receive additional money
A further £40m has been earmarked to further drive improvements in the future of diabetes care.
The extra money is expected to fund an additional 94,000 structured education places a year, up to 864,000 additional interventions being undertaken with individual patients, 185 extra staff who will be appointed to new or expanded multidisciplinary foot care teams across around 80 hospital sites and 96 additional inpatient specialist nurses and related staff in inpatient teams.
Diabetes UK’s chief executive Chris Askew said: “We’d hoped to have confirmation that this funding would continue, and enable local services to continue making improvements to the care they provide, so today’s announcement is great news for people living with diabetes.
“This news means that local areas can continue building on their early progress using transformation funding to improve their services. In addition to the direct benefit to people with diabetes, improving these services will also make the NHS more sustainable in the long run.”
Last year, NHS England also invested around £42 million of national funding, which was used to advance the care and treatment of people with diabetes receive.