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Surgeries forced to run costly in-house diabetes education schemes

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GPs and Diabetes UK have voiced concern over the potential loss of local diabetes education programmes.

Surgeries could be forced to run costly in-house services due to funding cuts to programmes for patients.

NICE’s Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) advisory committee recently approved an indicator for a scheme where GPs send new diabetes patients to a structured education programme, such as Desmond or Dafne.

However, during pilots of the indicator, 40% of practices were forced to provide in-house education because the local services were unavailable.

Diabetes UK said it has “huge concerns” that NHS budget cuts could leave patients without access to local diabetes education schemes.

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