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Bassetlaw Diabetes Service Transformation Survey

Diabetes is a serious life-long health condition that occurs when the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high because the body can’t use it properly. If left untreated, high blood glucose levels can cause serious health complications.

Whether you have just been diagnosed or had diabetes for some time it is important that you get the right support for managing your diabetes. This will help to ensure that your diabetes, blood pressure and blood fats are all kept in check, as well as detecting any early signs of complications so that they can be caught and treated successfully. This can often mean a consultation with a doctor at Bassetlaw District Hospital.

As demand for these services are rising, we are starting to see that diabetic patients with more complex or specialist needs, often have to wait longer than necessary for their appointments. This is mainly because the consultant is seeing too many non-complex patients. Many of which don’t need to be seen in a hospital setting but can be seen by a community nurse instead.

In Bassetlaw it is proposed to implement a specialist community diabetes team. This team will be there to help GP practices take care of patients with non-specialist needs. They will up-skill the GP practice staff, provide clinics and have frequent meetings with consultants to discuss patients cases.

Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group are currently undertaking a short survey to enable them to  gain the views of patients/carers or those affected by diabetes and therefore they would be grateful if you would please spare a couple of minutes to complete the Bassetlaw Diabetes Service Transformation Survey by the 31st August 2017.