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Conference Evaluation and Key Learning Points

The conference evaluated well with all attendees scoring the conference as either Excellent or Good. Attendees were asked to comment on what were the key learning points from the conference. The main points are captured below:

  • What everyone else is doing on development of diabetes services in East Midlands
  • Impact of the many co-morbidities associated with diabetes
  • Paediatric Best Practice Tariff and paediatric/transition services
  • The specific needs of Type 1 diabetes – lost tribe and importance of commissioning an effective type 1 service and l]=not losing them to follow-up
  • The importance of CVD review along with diabetes
  • Glycaemic control and risk in Type 2 diabetes
  • Individualised HbA1c targets
  • Need to broaden remit of integrated service to screen for CVD more fully
  • Focus on patients who have most to gain in relation to reduction in HbA1c
  • Potential for IT to support integrated care
  • How other trusts are dealing with the challenges and lessons learned
  • Diabetes management clinical computer templates for key processes of care (Derby)
  • Examples of good practice
  • Foot care - need for better provision and whole standards have to be achieved
  • Disease burden for elderly patients who will have multiple long term conditions
  • Integrated models and interface between primary and secondary care
  • The importance of working in a more integrated manner
  • Diabetes education for staff – EDEN project in Leicester
  • Hypoglycaemic pathway – how is this being implemented locally?

Martin Cassidy

Senior Quality Improvement Lead

East Midlands Strategic Clinical Network

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