The project by NHS Hammersmith and Fulham used co-production and developed from a diabetes service user group who wanted to provide more support and education for people with diabetes, and to raise awareness of diabetes in the local community. Volunteers were recruited to undertake champion, peer educator or peer mentor roles in Hammersmith and Fulham and Harrow.
Women with diabetes are two to four times more likely to give birth to a baby with an abnormality, and five times as likely as women without diabetes to experience a stillbirth. Effective preconception care improves outcomes, but nationally only a third of women access this care.
The Scottish Diabetes Foot Action Group: Delivering comprehensive screening services for people with diabetes in Scotland
This improvement report by Duncan Stang reviews the approach taken in Scotland to delivering comprehensive screening services for people with diabetes.