The Integrated Community Diabetes Service (ICDS), is an NHS Leicester City PCT funded initiative. The University Hospitals' of Leicester's Diabetes team were awarded the contract in December 2009. Service commenced in April 2010.
ICDS multidisciplinary service brings diabetes care closer to home for patients who have poor control of their diabetes through eight community-based clinics. This will mean patients who previously attended hospital as an outpatient will instead, where appropriate, be able to receive specialist diabetes care at health centre’s and medical practices closer to where they live.
Our vision is to provide and integrated model of care responsive to the needs of our local community.
The ICDS Team offer training, education and support around insulin initiation and will continually be involved with helping the healthcare professionals in the community to deliver diabetes care.
The ICDS Team Consists of DSNs, Dietitian, Consultant Nurse, Matron, Pharmacist, GP Champion, Consultant, Service Manager, 2 Admin Staff
The team delivering this service will have the right skills to support people with diabetes requiring more complex care within their own communities.
Patients not registered with an "Enhanced Practice" can be referred to the ICDS service using the Referral form or choose and book.
The patient is then assessed in Triage
Consultations are then booked either face-to-face or telephone
Care planning with patient is done this is all documented and communicated too.
The patient is then Followed up and discharge when appropriate. This means primary and secondary healthcare professionals work as one big team
There are 5 a week and 1 more once a month.
Clinical management and education for people with diabetes needing Level 2 care.
Level 2 care for patients being:
The service has already proved to be effective in reducing hospital admissions.
Reduce numbers using EMAS for treatment of hypoglycaemia and subsequent admission rates.There have been increased numbers of patients able to self- manage by 5% each year. The service ensure all patients have an individualised care plan. Effective Type 2 insulin initiation within 14 days from referral. The service ensures robust training package for all PCT staff and voluntary groups, it ensure equity of service delivery
Clinical supervision of GPs and P/Ns in insulin initiation.
Insulin start groups & Insulin management groups are now available see professional section for details
Education for community groups, community pharmacists and primary care staff - Diabetes Management update
Severe hypoglycaemia outreach / admission avoidance
ICDS Administrator: Tel/Fax: 0116 273 4845