This report from the National Patient Safety Agency is aimed at any healthcare staff member involved or interested in implementing changes to reduce harm from insulin use in the prison environment healthcare setting. It includes a number of illustrative case studies on good prescribing practice.
NICE recommends that structured patient education is made available for all people with diabetes at the time of initial diagnosis and then as required on an ongoing basis, based on a formal, regular assessment of need.
Although specific for London this document can help inform the development of safe improvement and implementation models of care for other regions and long-term conditions.
The Scottish Diabetes Framework of 2002 and the Action Plan of 2006 were ambitious programmes designed to bring about real benefits for people in Scotland living with diabetes.
This care pathway developed by NHS Scotland can be used in emergency departments to improve the acute management of diabetic ketoacidosis in adults aged 16 years and over, within the first 4 hours of presentation.
The Joint British Diabetes Societies (JBDS) for Inpatient Care group was created in 2008 to ‘deliver a set of diabetes inpatient guidelines and proposed standards within secondary care organisations’.