The report from Diabetes UK has been created by an alliance of groups and individuals striving to improve hospital care for people with diabetes. Thorough engagement with diabetes inpatient teams, ward staff, people with diabetes and hospital management means we now understand the depth of the challenges facing the NHS in improving diabetes inpatient care. For their report, Diabetes UK visited
hospitals across the country to find out what works.
The report outlines six points that the UK needs to make hospitals safer for people with diabetes.
multidisciplinary diabetes inpatient teams in all hospitals
strong clinical leadership from diabetes inpatient teams
knowledgeable healthcare professionals who understand diabetes
better support in hospitals for people to take ownership of their diabetes
better access to systems and technology
more support to help hospitals learn from mistakes.
The report outlines these points in more detail and highlights what needs to be in place in all acute hospitals across England to make sure every stay for someone with diabetes is safe.
To view the full report and self assessment checklist follow –