Thursday 14 June
Our project: Ensuring same standard of diabetes care at home
The project aim is to ensure that people with diabetes who are cared for at home are given the same standard and consistency of care by:
- Establishing ‘Diabetes Link Nurses’ within the community to include ‘tiered’ competencies and training programmes
- Establishing and promoting agreed communication links between all HCPs who have involvement with patients in their home including community nurses, practice nurses, GPs, discharge co-ordinators, domiciliary care workers and others
- Investigating a shared documentation for diabetes annual monitoring and plan A process for sharing to ensure full diabetic assessment and response to results for housebound patients
- Formalising links with community podiatrists to include joint home visits where podiatry expertise required
Our current sub project team comprises staff from: Health & Social Care Community Services, Care Homes Team, NDHT Care Homes Nurse, Domiciliary Care provider, Practice Nurse, Community Nurse, Rapid Response team, Community Pharmacist, Diabetic Specialist Nurse and Community Podiatrist.
Using the Diabetes UK ‘15 Healthcare Essentials’, the project group reviewed current practice and are developing actions to ensure that people with diabetes cared for by community nurses, domiciliary carers and care homes receive or have access to these essentials.
We would really like to know your thoughts on how patients with diabetes are cared for at home.
To share your ideas, suggestions and concerns please email Amy Williams, Diabetes Project Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org .