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Diabetes Services

West Leicestershire


Diabetes affects 1 in 20 people in West Leicestershire.

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More than 15,500 people have been diagnosed with diabetes in West Leicestershire, and doctors believe there could be many more unaware they have the condition.
 

West Leicestershire CCG is now fully authorised to plan and purchase NHS services for a population of 366,000 with a commissioning budget of £362 million. It covers three district council areas:
 

  • North West Leicestershire, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Coalville
  • Charnwood, Loughoborough
  • Hinckley & Bosworth
  • and 50 GP practices.


The GPs and practice teams through locality meetings play a key role in making clinically-led commissioning a reality.  See the local website: westleicesterhsireccg.nhs.uk for details of the services.


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More than 15,500 people have been diagnosed with diabetes in West Leicestershire, and doctors believe there could be many more unaware they have the condition.
 

West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has established a special diabetes scheme and is encouraging all GPs in the area to sign up to it to increase the level of diabetes testing. Early diagnosis can make a major difference in managing the long-term effects of the condition.

 

Caron Williams, West Leicestershire CCG diabetes lead and assistant director for strategy and planning, said: "Diabetes already affects almost 1 in 20 people in our area and is on the increase. It is important to be diagnosed early so blood glucose levels can be monitored and controlled. Anyone at risk should visit their GP for a blood test.

 

"Diabetes is one of the biggest challenges facing health services today. It is important we support those who need to manage their lifestyle – such as by changing their diet and taking more exercise – to maintain a healthy weight.”

 

In the UK, nearly three million people have diabetes. But there are thought to be around 850,000 people undiagnosed. Doctors predict the numbers will rise by 20 to 30 per cent in the next 10 years. West Leicestershireccg website