The North Devon Integrated Diabetes Service – what are we going to do differently?

Our objectives:

  • An Integrated Diabetes Team bringing together the roles of: the specialist diabetes team, the primary care team and diabetes education
  • Clear, patient-centred pathways that are easily navigable and developed in partnership with patients and their families
  • Providing suitable support taking into account individual’s circumstances
  • Education, advice and support readily available to people with diabetes and those supporting them so that they can get into the right habits early and then maintain them
  • Collaborative care planning, with patients and clinicians working as partners to agree goals, identify support needs and implement action plans

As a result of the engagement with people with diabetes and clinicians across primary and secondary care, eight areas of need to focus on were agreed:

Primary Care access to Specialist Diabetes Team


Improving access and timely referral to community podiatry services


Improving access to the multi-disciplinary footcare team


Improving access to healthy lifestyle support


Every contact count towards lifestyle change


Ensuring same standard of diabetes care at home


Creating place-based offers of support


Improved and consistent patient access to targeted education resources

Last updated: February 28, 2019