NHS RightCare Pathway: Diabetes is a tool that aims to support local commissioners to review local diabetes pathways in order to identify where potential improvements could be delivered. The pathway has been developed in collaboration with the National Clinical Director for Diabetes and Obesity at NHS England and Associate National Director for Diabetes, the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, Public Health England, Diabetes UK and patient groups.
NHS RightCare Pathway: Diabetes has two key elements:
- It describes the core components that should be present in an optimal diabetes service; right from detection and diagnosis through to ongoing treatment, management and care of people with diabetes
- It provides guidance for commissioners that will:
- Allow them to think through their existing diabetes service and compare it with an optimal diabetes service; and
- Provides guidance for commissioners about the scale of improvements that could be delivered through optimisation of local pathways.
Full resource: NHS RightCare Pathway: Diabetes
See also: Appendix 1: Examples of good practice
This resource outlines examples of models of integrated care between primary and secondary care, and contains useful links and resources.