Westminster Health Forum

Improving diabetes outcomes in England - prevention, access and digital technology

November 2019


This seminar focused on next steps for improving diabetes outcomes in England.


Delegates discussed priorities for moving forward with the NHS Long Term Plan for diabetes - including workforce training and funding challenges associated with the Plan’s goals to improve access to diabetes professionals, such as multidisciplinary footcare teams and diabetes inpatient specialist nursing teams.


Sessions considered the opportunities for empowering patients, looking at:


  • Increasing support for self-management, with the roll out of education and digital self-management support tools; and
  • How to address any unintended inequalities among patients less able to benefit from digital tools.

Further sessions assessed the next steps for innovation in diabetes diagnosis, treatment and care - including supporting patient engagement and widening access - and how to accelerate the uptake of new innovations and ensure they are designed to meet user needs.


The agenda included discussion on the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, as NHS England committed to funding a doubling of the programme and the introduction of a digital option for users.


Attendees assessed 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.


Further sessions considered the priorities for diabetes research and opportunities for collaboration, including funding and how best to ensure the translation of research into treatment.



Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


Shortly after every Westminster Health Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes

Presentations

Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval


Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda

Q&A

Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Articles

Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates