Diabetes: OUR GREATEST CHALLENGE?
South East CSU has brought together clinical, commissioning and digital health expertise to design a support solution for type 2 diabetes. We want to help you to establish local approaches where at-risk patients are identified early, where they can access effective self-management, and where the wider health system offers innovative and seamless support for people who need more specialist help.
Treating and managing type 2 diabetes already consumes around 10 per cent of the NHS budget, and this figure is set to rise massively over the next ten years, but experts estimate that 80 per cent of this spending is avoidable.
At the core of our new offer is Mapmydiabetes, an innovative new digital self-management tool that can be prescribed to patients.
Less than five per cent of patients currently receive structured classroom education that can help them make informed lifestyle choices.
Mapmydiabetes increases the number of people taking control of their own care so that they achieve better a healthier lifestyle and better outcomes for their diabetes.
Alongside digital self-management support, we're also working with CCGs to consider how our excellent in-house analytics team can help clinicians to identify patients at risk of developing diabetes. We're also working closely with academics at one of the world's leading universities to introduce a new evaluation platform to the UK that could help to model the impact of commissioning decisions.
Where system wide change is a priority to help local services to offer more effective support to people with diabetes, our service transformation team offers end-to-end input tailored to local needs. Our wider consortium can connect commissioning teams with expert ideas and tools to drive holistic, patient-led lifestyle change, including:
- The Jamie Oliver Foundation, with its food programmes uniquely accredited by PHE
- GLL, the leading leisure social enterprise already partnering widely with local authorities
- Nationalnumeracy.org, because numeracy skills are critical to self-management of health
Diabetes threatens to become an overwhelming challenge for the NHS, and our current offer is just the starting point: we are very keen to discuss how, with our consortium, we can help you shape or deliver a new approach to diabetes management for your local population.
Contact Adrian Smith, Senior Partner firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about how we can work with you to improve the health of your patients.