Network Useful Links

Diabetes UK

National Children and Young People’s Diabetes Network

NHS England Diabetes

NHS Health Check Programme

NICE Guidance for Diabetes

Diabetes UK Information Prescription Update

Information prescriptions are a tool for healthcare professionals and people with diabetes to use together to understand and improve on their health targets through joint decision making and self-management. They include actions to reduce the risk of complications, and a section for setting individualised behavioural change goals, needed to meet these health targets.

The Information Prescriptions are targeted at people with diabetes who have high blood pressure, high cholesterol and/or high HbA1c.

Four new information prescriptions were launched during the DUKPC in March 2017. These cover:

Diabetes, contraception and pregnancy
Diabetes and keeping your kidneys healthy
Diabetes and kidney disease
Diabetes and mood

A footcare information prescription is also to be developed.
Full information is available here.

Quality Improvement in Specialist Diabetes Care

The NDA has published a new resource to support quality improvement activity in specialist diabetes care which can be downloaded from https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Professionals/Resources/National-Diabetes-Audit/NDA-latest/