Type 2 diabetes structured education provision in Yorkshire and the Humber 2014/15

Matt Greensmith, Helen Atkinson, Bryan Power, Chris Walton, Yorkshire and the Humber Diabetes Clinical Network


The Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Improvement and Assessment Framework published in June 2016 places a focus on diabetes patient education with a metric for ‘people with diabetes diagnosed less than a year who attend a structured education course’. Despite the importance of structured education for people newly diagnosed with diabetes, data around service activity is poor. The Diabetes Clinical Network in Yorkshire and the Humber sought to obtain a clear picture of structured education provision and services to inform commissioners and providers across the region. This report summarises a data collection exercise for the time period April 2014 to March 2015. In 2014/2015, 11 CCGs had type 2 structured education attendance of 30% or greater. The results were far higher than the 5.9% average for Yorkshire and the Humber in the National Diabetes Audit (NDA). In 2014/2015, attendance at structured patient education programmes in the region was on average nearly 5 times higher than reported in the NDA. Whilst the patient education attendance data from providers are significantly better than those reported nationally, they are far lower than is desirable with, on average, over 70% of newly diagnosed patients not attending.


diabetes, structured patient education, CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15277/bjd.2017.115


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