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.
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