DESMOND is a structured, nationally recognised education programme for patients with Type 2 diabetes. Its website contains details of research supporting education programmes for self-management in diabetes, details for commissioners on undertaking local needs assessments and commissioning diabetes education and patient stories from previous DESMOND graduates.
This evidence review of over 550 pieces of evidence supports the case for self-management in long term conditions, underlining the importance of proactive strategies to support self-management behaviours.
This communication tool empowers patients to engage with their safety during surgery by suggesting topics for communication between the patient and the surgical team. It guides patients to disclose key information and to ask important safety questions about their surgery.
In this thought paper, Jane O’Hara and Ruthe Isden consider the role of patients and citizens in the identification of risk and the measurement and monitoring of safety within healthcare.
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.
The DAFNE programme is a not-for profit organisation and the site offers information about the programme for people with diabetes, health care professionals and commissioners.