Building future diabetes services on the legacy of covid-19

10:00 - 10:05

Chair’s Opening Remarks

10:05 - 10:45

Creating sustainable, cost effective pathways 

  • Learning from the pandemic: What adaptations have been made that are worth keeping? 
  • Analyse the GIRFT recommendations to help build sustainable, cost effective pathways 
  • Hear examples of how guidance is being implemented to improve outcomes for patients 

Professor Gerry Rayman, Consultant physician, The Diabetes and Endocrine Centre and the Diabetes Research Unit, Ipswich Hospitals Trust (invited) 

10:45 - 11:00

Short break – continue the conversation in the chat room

11:00 - 11:40

Addressing the heightened risk of delays: Focus on footcare 

  • Address the impact of delays in reaching specialist footcare and how this could be storing up complex and costly problems 
  • How to reduce delays in reaching specialist care: The role of the ACT NOW programme 
  • Supporting Health Care Professionals to ACT NOW to help the person with diabetes 

Professor Mike Edmonds, Consultant Diabetologist, Professor of Diabetic Foot Medicine, King’s College Hospital 
John Grummitt, Person with Diabetes, Chairman of iDEAL Group     
Anne Phillips, Queens Nurse, National Teaching Fellow, Associate Professor in Diabetes Care, Birmingham City University 
Jayne Robbie, Senior Lecturer in Diabetes Care, Birmingham City University and Specialist Podiatrist, University Hospitals Birmingham Trust 

11:40 - 12:00

Short break – continue the conversation in the chat room

12.00 - 12:40

The role of technology: Cultivating the lessons learned into a resilient strategy 

  • Virtual consultations, self management, education and remote monitoring have become normal elements of healthcare in the last year – how do we ensure the best practice continues? 
  • Learn more about the range of technologies and how to build them into your plans 
  • Understand the reasons for varying response, uptake and adherence, and how to tackle some of the barriers that create this variation 

Dr Neel Basudev, GP and Diabetes Lead, Lambeth CCG 
Professor Simon Heller, Professor of Clinical Diabetes at the University of Sheffield, Director of Research and Development and Honorary Consultant Physician, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals FT 

End of live sessions



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