Outstanding rating for diabetes care

The quality of diabetes care in North East Lincolnshire has been rated Outstanding by NHS England with the local Clinical Commissioning Group amongst the best in the country.

This is the latest very positive assessment for NHS North East Lincolnshire CCG in a number of key clinical priority areas. The CCG has been rated in the past 12 months as outstanding for dementia services and good for mental health.

The CCG also recently received a green star (the highest rating) for the way it involves patients and members of the local community in planning and designing health and care services.

The national diabetes assessment looks at the achievement of a number of treatment targets and the numbers of people recently diagnosed with diabetes who attend structured education aimed at helping them to manage their own condition and stay as healthy as possible.

“Being diagnosed with diabetes can be overwhelming but learning more about the condition and how it affects the body can help people feel more confident about looking after themselves and are less likely to experience complications,” explained Dr Peter Melton, local GP and Clinical Chief Officer with NHS North East Lincolnshire CCG.

“The CCG and North East Lincolnshire Council are committed to supporting local people to take more control of their own health and wellbeing and understand where to access the right information and advice to help them do this.”

The diabetes assessment was undertaken by an independent panel and draws on recently published National Diabetes Audit data for 2016/17.

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