NICE Clinical Guidelines and Diabetes Think Tank Progress Report for 2010-15 Parliament -

NICE Clinical Guidelines and Diabetes Think Tank Progress Report for 2010-15 Parliament

The recent update to NICE clinical guidelines on diabetes, and the approaching General Election, presented an opportunity for the Think Tank to revisit the recommendations it has made since 2010. This infographic summarises the key Think Tank recommendations and progress made, and the priorities for policymakers in 2015.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published consultations on its updated guidelines for the management of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in adults. After discussing the draft guidelines, the Diabetes Think Tank made the following recommendations:

  • Clinical guidelines should be evidence-based and focused on what is clinically best for the patient, rather than being cost savings driven. Acquisition costs should only be a consideration if all clinical aspects are equal. 
  • To ensure people living with diabetes receive effective and timely care, future models of care should contain incentives to encourage more integration between services and early intervention with greater levels of local accountability for delivering improvements. 
  • Funding for the national rollout of the PEDS should be secured as an important lever towards driving improvements in the quality of diabetes care.

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