Morning, Wednesday, 16th October 2019
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will be an opportunity to discuss improving diabetes outcomes in England - looking at improving prevention, widening access to services and utilising digital technology.
Delegates will assess priorities for moving forward with the NHS Long Term Plan for diabetes - including improving access to diabetes professionals, such as multidisciplinary footcare teams and diabetes inpatient specialist nursing teams - as well as increasing support for self-management, with the roll out of education and digital self-management support tools.
We expect discussion on the priorities for prevention of type 2 diabetes, following the launch of the Prevention is better than cure vision, which is expected to be followed by the publication of a green paper later this year and will look at reducing obesity across the country - as well as Chapter 2 of the Childhood Obesity Plan, which outlines actions to halve child obesity by 2030.
The agenda also includes discussion on the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, as NHS England commits to fund a doubling of the programme and the introduction of a digital option for users. Attendees will assess progress so far as well as challenges and opportunities for expansion - including the potential impact of the programme on widening patient choice and tackling inequalities.
Planned sessions will look at the next steps for innovation in diabetes diagnosis, treatment and care - including supporting patient engagement, widening access and ensuring patient safety.
It follows the roll out of flash glucose monitors to those with type 1 diabetes from April and continuous glucose monitoring for all pregnant women with type 1 diabetes by 2020/21 - as well as the second wave of NHS Test Beds, which is trialling digital initiatives that support diabetes self-management and encourages the NHS to work with innovators to improve care.
Further sessions will consider the priorities for diabetes research and opportunities for collaboration - with NHS England trialling the adoption of low calorie diets for selected patients with type 2 diabetes, following research showing that some people were able to achieve remission with such diets.