Supporting GPs and primary care to improve outcomes for people living with diabetes
At its February meeting, the Diabetes Think Tank welcomed NHS England Associate Clinical Director for Diabetes, Dr Partha Kar, as keynote speaker. Dr Kar gave an overview of the work being undertaken at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust to support GPs to take over the care of nearly half of patients with Type 2 diabetes.
Dr Kar outlined the 'Super Six' model of care that has been implemented in Portsmouth. This model of care established a community diabetes team, comprised of both consultants and specialist nurses from the hospital, to work closely with GPs in the area to better provide diabetes care outside of hospital. Care inside hospital is reserved for six health issues for which patietns required specialist and multidisciplinary care.
The meeting also covered how the Quality and Outcomes Framework can be strengthened and how best practice from Local Enhanced / Incentivised Services can be spread across the country.
The meeting report includes a summary of the Think Tank's key recommendations and is available to download using the link below: