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 make sure 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.

Dr Cathy Hay Consultant Physician Diabetes and Endocrinology, University Hospitals Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust said, “A diagnosis of diabetes can be a frightening prospect but with information to support lifestyle change and an understanding of the condition, it is completely manageable”.

“Whether you are newly diagnosed or have had diabetes for a while, you should be receiving the support and information you need to manage it well.

“The aim of these education courses is to make living with diabetes easier – it gives patients the chance to take control of their own health.”

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. They can do this by either using the link below or visiting the CCG website Morecambebayccg.nhs.uk, to tell us about their experiences.”

You can access the survey via the following link

Survey link