Desang diabetes news report, the NHS Long Term Plan, Robin Hewings Diabetes UK

LIVINGLIVING

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ublished in early

January, the NHS Long

Term Plan was a big

document. Speaking

about it at the time, NHS

England chief executive Simon Stevens

said, "The NHS has been marking its

70th anniversary, and the national debate

has rightly centred on three big truths.

There's been pride in our health service's

enduring success, and in the shared

social commitment it represents. There's

been concern - about funding, staffing,

increasing inequalities and pressures

from a growing and ageing population.

And there's also been legitimate optimism

- about the possibilities for continuing

medical advance and better outcomes

of care. In looking ahead to the Health

Service's 80th birthday, this NHS Long

Term Plan acts on all three of these

realities. It keeps all that's good about our

health service and its place in our national

life. It tackles head-on the pressures

our staff face. And it sets a practical,

costed, phased route map for the NHS's

priorities for care quality and outcomes

improvement for the decade ahead."

Chris Askew, Chief Executive of

Diabetes UK respond to NHS England's

Long Term Plan, saying, "We are really

pleased with NHS England's commitment

to maintaining the focus on diabetes care

and Type 2 prevention. We hope this will

build on the good work already done, and

further reduce the variations in the quality

of diabetes care across England in terms

of access to education, treatment targets,

inpatient care and footcare.

"The plan confirms recent NHS

England announcements of a Type 2

diabetes remission pilot, the doubling of

the Diabetes Prevention Programme, and

the funding of Flash Glucose Monitoring

technology for those who qualify for it,

including a target of 25% of people living

with Type 1 diabetes. We also welcome

the commitment to developing networks

to improve the care for children with long

term conditions, which builds on existing

work for children with diabetes. While

the overall standard of care has been

improving, there is still great variation

between services, and therefore huge

scope for further improvement.

One direction

Commenting further on behalf of Diabetes

UK, the charity's Head of Policy, Robin

Hewings, said, "NHS England kicked off

the New Year by publishing in full their

long-awaited NHS Long Term Plan. This

plan will set the direction of the NHS

in England for the next five years, and

explains how the service will spend its

new £20bn cash injection. At Diabetes UK

we've been working hard, both publicly

and behind the scenes, to ensure that this

plan promises better care for people with

and at risk of diabetes. We're pleased to

report that on diabetes, the plan seems

to deliver. Some of the big initiatives in

the plan included making flash glucose

monitoring more widely available and

expanding the NHS Diabetes Prevention

Programme.

"The full document also gives much

needed assurances that existing funding

to transform diabetes care across

England will be continued, although we

don't currently know whether this will be

at the same levels. Taken together these

changes have the potential to make a real

difference. But turning the plan into reality

will not be easy as the NHS is still under

real strain."

The Long Term Plan included new

commitments from NHS England

regarding diabetes:

• Ensuring that everyone

who could benefit from flash glucose

monitoring (in line with clinical guidance)

will have access to it, as well as offering

continuous glucose monitoring to all

pregnant women with Type 1 diabetes.

THE LONG VIEW

An overview of the latest NHS Long Term plan specifically

regarding diabetes healthcare in England.

Robin Hewings, Diabetes

UK's Head of Policy,

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