We are currently in the process of redesigning the Diabetes Services in Morecambe Bay, through a population health approach to the prevention and management of diabetes, focusing on 5 key areas:
PREVENT: Increasing community understanding of health and wellbeing to reduce the factors that might result in the likelihood of developing Type 2 diabetes
DETECT: This is to increase identification of individuals through better use of data, health checks and screening for Type 2 across all practices through focusing on detection and screening for those at higher risk.
PROTECT: This involves taking action to help prevent diabetes in higher risk individuals and communities
MANAGE: This is aimed at managing patients more effectively by providing care in the right place in the right time by the right people.
RECOVER: This is through helping people with diabetes to live a good life through continuous support.
Progress so far
- Developed a Population Health Framework for managing diabetes in Morecambe Bay at a system wide engagement event on 7 March 2018, which involved people living with diabetes working closely with clinicians and health professionals.
- A diabetes clinical model has been agreed through a number of engagement workshops with clinical specialists from the specialist diabetes service in the acute and community services primary care and service users.
The model will be implemented through a number of working groups focusing on :
- Improving the pathways for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
- Improving foot care for diabetic patients
- Ensuring appropriate lifestyle modification options are available for patients with prediabetes and diagnosed diabetes
- Increase the self-management of diabetes through building skills and expertise in the patient population
How can you get involved?
Residents of Morecambe Bay encouraged to have their say on how they receive education about Diabetes
NHS Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reviewing how it provides education programmes to patients with diabetes and is looking for the views of patients and communities.
This review will be used to help to make sure that the CCG is providing the right kind of information support and education in the right place and at the right time for the population of Morecambe Bay.
By improving access for patients to education programmes they will be better able to take control of their lives, manage their condition and improve their overall health and wellbeing.
Hilary Fordham Chief Operating Officer for Morecambe Bay CCG said “we currently provide patients with the opportunity to attend courses to help them live with their Diabetes. However, with the increased use of other online and individual support options we want to make sure we support our patients in a way that suits them.
“It is important that we hear the views of any resident who is living with or at risk of developing diabetes and I would urge them to get involved and have their say by taking part in our survey, which is open now using the link below to tell us about their experiences.”