New models of care – Diabetes Network launches survey2nd August 2022
The Diabetes Network brings together people living with diabetes, carers, and health and social care professionals working in partnership with Diabetes UK on the design and delivery of better diabetes services.
Network officials are currently developing new models of care for people living with diabetes. This may mean that in the future, care and treatment for diabetes will be delivered in a new way either in a different setting or by a different health care professional.
“As a person living with diabetes or a carer of a person living with diabetes you are invited to complete the following survey,” said Dr Hamish Courtney, Clinical Lead, Diabetes Network NI.
“The survey will close on Friday 26th August 2022 and I would encourage you to take part as your responses will help guide our plans.”
There are currently almost 108,000 people in Northern Ireland living with diabetes and this rises annually by more than 3,000 due to our ageing and growing population. It is estimated around 12,000 people are also living with Type 2 diabetes and have not yet been diagnosed.
The Network supports the implementation of the Department of Health’s (DoH) Strategic Framework for Diabetes, one of a series of initiatives to support the ‘Health and Well-being 2026, Delivering Together’ plan which aims to transform Health and Social Care (HSC) services across Northern Ireland.