The CCG has completed its procurement of the new adult integrated diabetes service which commenced in April and will last for at least five years. GPPC have partnered with the Suffolk GP Federation who is the lead provider. The Federation is a not for profit community interest company owned by 60 practices in Suffolk. This is a brief update of the plans for the service.
The new services objectives that are to improve diabetes outcomes are:
A Stakeholder Network which will be the forum for agreeing any changes to clinical pathways, drug formularies, referral methods, desirable accreditations etc.
Greater patient involvement & engagement including a patient engagement programme for the hard to reach, a significant increase in structured education and the implementation of joint care planning.
Developing the capacity & expertise of primary care. A Practice & Intermediate Development Team (PIDT), consisting of specialist nurses and a community Diabetologist, will be formed to support primary care. The team will offer same day advice, triage referrals, support practices¹ annual audit, prep
Specialist clinics will move into the community where possible. These will be run by the Federation via a multi-disciplinary team supervised by the Community Diabetologist.