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Diabetes: Health Services

Question for Department of Health

UIN 6732, tabled on 13 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to ensure that commissioners and hospital trusts work together to reduce hospital admissions associated with diabetes.

Answered on

21 July 2015

NHS England has recently piloted a sample service specification for clinical commissioning groups on the management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes based on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence quality standard for diabetes. This offers a model for commissioning high quality, integrated care for those with diabetes. It highlights the specific care needs for those with type 1 diabetes where they differ from those with type 2 diabetes.

Furthermore, it has published handbooks to support risk stratification, care planning and multidisciplinary team working which can be found at:

http://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/pers-care-guid-core-guid.pdf

This is complemented with an incentive to support avoiding unplanned admissions which can be found at:

http://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2015/03/avoid-unplanned-admissions-03-15.pdf