Diabetes

Under Review — this page was due to be reviewed by 12/07/2021. The information shown here may be outdated.

The London Diabetes Strategic Clinical Network recommends the adoption of HbA1c for the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes across London. See the London Consensus Statement in Downloads.


Diabetes structured education

Diabetes structured education is quality-assured training that provides people with diabetes, their family and carers with the knowledge and confidence to self-manage their condition through diet, physical activity and medication. It is essentially providing the foundation support for diabetes self-management. Diabetes structured education improves health outcomes and reduces the onset of serious health complications.

To find local structured education services, type 'education' into the search bar below. 

Coding attendance at structured education

The National Diabetes Audit measures patient attendance for structured education. Despite the offer for type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients, the percentage of patients recorded as having attended structured education is very low. This is likely due to variability of coding and recording this information into the patient's EMIS record. It is, therefore, important GP practices have processes in place to ensure coding of patient structured education attendance. Find how attendance information for each of the available diabetes structured education courses is communicated to practices and which codes should be used on the relevant service pages.

NCL Diabetes Treatment Guidelines

An updated set of diabetes treatment guidelines have been developed for NCL. Current NICE guidance1(NG28) was published in 2015. Since then, new evidence on cardiovascular and renal outcomes became available. These developments are clinically important, therefore, interim guidance for North Central London was considered necessary. This interim guidance will remain until updated NICE guidance is available. See Pathways section on the right for the guidelines.


Area specific guidance for Islington

Notification: Whittington HbA1c reporting unit change 

From 6 January 2020, the Whittington laboratory has announced that it will be implementing a new method for measuring HbA1c to improve performance and ensure provision of high-quality results. The change in measurement method will mean that HbA1c results will be reported in the IFCC units of mmol/mol only (DCCT % units will no longer be provided). To help with conversions you can use the following resources:


Area specific guidance for Camden

The Camden Diabetes Integrated Practice Unit (IPU) is a multi-trust partnership set up to meet the needs of people with diabetes in Camden. The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is the lead provider, working in partnership with CNWL, UCLH and Haverstock Healthcare.

Patients with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes can be reviewed in the Emergency Assessment Unit at UCLH if required.

See Downloads for information on My Type 1 Diabetes, a digital resource to help adults with T1 diabetes to gain more understanding of their condition.


Area specific guidance for Haringey

Notification: Whittington HbA1c reporting unit change 

From 6 January 2020, the Whittington laboratory has announced that it will be implementing a new method for measuring HbA1c to improve performance and ensure provision of high-quality results. The change in measurement method will mean that HbA1c results will be reported in the IFCC units of mmol/mol only (DCCT % units will no longer be provided). To help with conversions you can use the following resources:


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Dr Sarah Morgan, clinical lead for Diabetes

Camden Borough Adults /LTCs /Prevention Clinical Lead

Dr Sarah Morgan

Dr Nick Dattani, clinical lead for Diabetes

Barnet Borough Adults /LTCs /Prevention Clinical Lead

Dr Nick Dattani

Dr Sharon Seber, clinical lead for Diabetes

Haringey Borough Adults /LTCs /Prevention Clinical Lead

Dr Sharon Seber

Dr Karl Roberts, clinical lead for Diabetes

Islington Borough Adults /LTCs /Prevention Clinical Lead

Dr Karl Roberts


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Commissioning News

Low Calorie Diet Service: Update and training

NCL Wide The cap on referrals per practice has been lifted, attend the webinar to find out more
Jul 22nd, 2021
Service Updates

Virtual community group for people with diabetes in Camden

Camden Supporting people with diabetes in Camden through shared experience, group talks and local service information
Jul 22nd, 2021
Commissioning News

Digital Weight Management Service launches

NCL Wide A 12-week programme to develop healthy eating, be active and lose weight
Jul 15th, 2021
Service Updates

Podiatry service to stop sending diabetic annual foot review reports to GPs

IslingtonHaringey Practices will need to ensure reviews are carried out
Jul 7th, 2021
Commissioning News

NCL low calorie diet service update

NCL Wide The NCL low calorie diet service has now received referrals from 20% of NCL practices
May 18th, 2021
Service Updates

NCL Low Calorie Diet Service Update

Islington A total of 11 referrals have been received across NCL to date
Dec 22nd, 2020
Clinical Updates

Semaglutide Solution for Injection (Ozempic®) Prescribing

Islington Practices are requested to review patients
Oct 28th, 2020
Service Updates

NCL Diabetic Eye Screening Programme (NCL-DESP): Changes to the Retinal Screening Intervals

Islington Patients will be automatically invited for their screening appointment
Oct 21st, 2020
Commissioning News

EPP & DSMP Open for Referrals

Islington Both programmes now delivered online
Oct 21st, 2020
Commissioning News

NCL Low Calorie Diet Programme for people with Type 2 diabetes: Service Launch

Camden Service to launch on 2 November across NCL
Oct 19th, 2020
Events & Training

LTC LCS Diabetes Education Sessions 2020/21

Islington Held monthly from November until July
Oct 14th, 2020
Announcements

Free Disposal of Sharps

Islington Please inform your diabetes patients of this service
Oct 14th, 2020
Service Updates

500 Places on Low Calorie Diet for Type 2 Diabetes Pilot Available Soon Across NCL

Islington Refer to new 12-month diet programme from November
Sep 22nd, 2020
Announcements

Report: National Diabetes Prevention Programme

Islington Practices should update relevant read codes
Jul 28th, 2020

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Last updated: Jul 14th, 2021
Review date: Jul 12th, 2021