Hallmark Care Homes, DUET Diabetes, National Advisory Panel on Care Home Guidance, Professor Alan Si

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Pioneering diabetes training and guidance has been

launched for care homes.

A

multi-award-winning care

home group has welcomed

a new innovative set of

guidelines which aim to

improve care for residents living with

diabetes following the successful

launch of a training scheme in three

of its centres.

Hallmark Care Homes held the

first of many training sessions in

collaboration with DUET diabetes*

recently at Henley Manor in Henleyon-Thames,

Chamberlain Court in

Royal Tunbridge Wells and Greenhill

Manor in Merthyr Tydfil.

The purpose of the training was

to show care home teams how to

use the latest set of comprehensive

guidelines from the National Advisory

Panel on Care Home Guidance

(NAPCHD). Chaired by Professor Alan

Sinclair, this was formed in mid-2020

to bring about a culture change in

the way residents with diabetes are

cared for in order to bring about

sustained benefits.

In addition, as part of the training,

care home workers also took part in

a practical training session on blood

glucose monitoring and glucometers.

According to specialists working

in this field, a quarter of people

living in care homes across the UK

have diabetes. International diabetes

expert, Professor Sinclair, of King's

College and Foundation for Diabetes

Research in Older People (fDROP),

is the lead author for the guidelines,

which are set to improve the wellbeing, quality

of life and clinical

outcomes of all care home residents

with diabetes. He explains, "The new

guidelines are essential as care home

residents are recognised as being a

highly vulnerable group (as evidenced

also by the COVID-19 pandemic) so

these recommendations will help

healthcare professionals and care

teams to better implement highquality

care. The document reflects

the views of a fantastic panel of

experts who were a joy to work

with and is a great opportunity

to make a difference in this care

sector. We are confident that these

recommendations will improve

diabetes care for older adults with

the condition."

Specialist services

Care Quality Governance and

Compliance Director at Hallmark

Care Homes, Julie Rayner, who

worked with Professor Sinclair to

develop the guidelines adds, "The

development of the Management of

Diabetes Guidelines for Care Homes

has been an incredibly important

piece of work. We are seeing more

and more residents moving into our

care homes with diabetes and the

support and input we receive from

specialist services varies greatly from

area to area."

She added: "Other care providers

must experience the same, which

is why these Guidelines are so

important as they provide a

framework in which best practice

can be developed and promoted.

The first step for us at Hallmark was

to benchmark our team members

awareness of safe and effective

diabetes care and their confidence in

delivering such care. What followed

on was a programme of training for

our senior carers and registered

nurses supporting them to become

strong advocates for residents who

are living with diabetes, ensuring

that they can access appropriate

screening services and can recognise

and take timely action on any

of the complications associated

with diabetes."

DUET action

Lynne Reedman, Founder and Service

Lead from DUET diabetes, said: "As

a panel member of the NAPCHD, I

Professor Alan Sinclair talking to a care home resident.

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