Diabetes Newsletter – June 2017

www.berkshirewestdiabetes.org.uk June 2017
Monthly diabetes news for healthcare professionals and
others in Berkshire West

  NDA data submission period for 2016-17   
Dear All
The NDA data submission period for 2016-17 commenced this week on Monday 12th June. If you have not updated your "data landing" registration please do this now. If you need assistance please contact myself (pdw@nhs.net), your CCG Diabetes Lead or Sue Jefferis (susan.jefferis@nhs.net).

Please find some useful documents below:
  Transformation funding for diabetes  
​In December 2016, the Government announced a pot of £40 million additional funding for diabetes care that CCGs could apply for. The Berkshire West CCGs submitted a very successful bid and I am pleased to announce that we have been awarded £502K for 2017/18, to be spent in year. This is in addition to current spend on diabetes services so will benefit our patients enormously.
The funding has to be spent in the following three areas:
  1. Educational courses for diabetic patients (£110K)
    We aim to expand and enhance the range of courses available (“Structured Patient Education”) as well as, with your help, improving attendance rates.
    We will be providing more places on CHOICE, the course for Type 1’s that has replaced DAPHNE.
    CarbAware, also for Type 1’s, has been very successful and we will be bringing this in-house therefore removing the need for pharma industry sponsorship.
    XPERT will continue for Type 2’s but we need your support to improve attendance rates by coding and promoting to your newly diagnosed and existing patients.
    We would like Insulin Optimisation for Type 2's to continue but this does require improved promotion in primary care and supporting our Community DSN service.
  2. Improving achievement of the three NICE/NDA treatment targets (£114K)
    (BP ≤ 140/80, TC < 5.0 and HbA1c ≤ 58). 
    Berkshire West CCGs are currently underachieving compared to Thames Valley and nationally. We aim to support practices with additional care planning support staff as well as personnel to visit practices and assist with Eclipse data monitoring. We will also implement a new community clinic for complex patients (Type 1 & 2) on insulin who are perhaps difficult for primary care to manage but don’t fit within secondary care referral criteria.
  3. Inpatient Diabetes Specialist Nursing Service (£278K)
    The current service only operates 9am-5pm on week days. We are recruiting additional inpatient DSNs to staff A & E and the acute wards from 8am - 10pm (eventually including weekends) so that all acute admissions will have access to a DSN and ward staff can also be upskilled. This will also cover maternity patients. We aim to improve the care of diabetes inpatients (up to 20% of all inpatients have a diagnosis of diabetes) and reduce length of stay therefore enabling the reinvestment of resources.
Diabetes Specialist Nurse Hotline: 07879 814922 (Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm) Consultant Hotline: 07717 867448. Email: virtualdiabetes@royalberkshire.nhs.uk
Visit our website: www.berkshirewestdiabetes.org.uk
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