We are delighted to launch a regional review of patient education across Thames Valley, in line with the aims of its Long Term Conditions programme – to support the adoption of patient centred care planning based on the House of Care Framework.
The report responds to current patient, provider and commissioner concerns that there is an absence of comprehensive mapping and commissioning of the wide range of education and support needed for effective diabetic self-management. We describe the current situation for diabetes patient education and set the challenges and expectations of a new perspective to help create a paradigm shift for diabetes self-management education.
Dr Kathy Hoffman, TVSCN LTC Expert Hub member and Diabetes Clinical Lead for Buckinghamshire CCG welcomed the opportunity to introduce this to colleagues aross the patch; “I am delighted to be asked to promote the Thames Valley SCN report on Patient Education for patients with diabetes. The document takes you from theory to implementation in logical steps and gives very clear guidelines on what commissioners need to look for and/or require of service providers in this critical and increasingly complex area”.