Specialist Care for Patients

The Federation is implementing the roll out of Community Diabetes Clinics, since being awarded the subcontract to provide the service for patients with more complex and high-risk diabetes.

Community diabetes clinics are being established in each cluster at GP surgeries. Diabetic Specialist Nurses, Consultants and trained Practice Nurses will work collaboratively to provide more specialist care to diabetic patients closer to home, thus removing the need to travel to hospital​.

This will not only result in a quicker, better care for patients but the clinical interaction between Secondary and Primary care ​will up-skill the staff in Primary Care to be able to provide better care to all Diabetic patients in the future.