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Diabetes: Health Services

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 10 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on the three pilots undertaken as part of the Diabetes Year of Care Project. (240360)

The three Year of Care pilot areas, Calderdale and Kirklees primary care trusts (PCTs), Tower Hamlets PCT and NHS North of Tyne, have now completed the first phase of the three-year project, which has focused on preparing systems and workforce to enable the delivery of the Year of Care approach. The pilots are now beginning to deliver the Year of Care programme to people with diabetes in their area.

In October 2008 the Year of Care team launched “Getting to grips with the Year of Care: a practical guide” to help spread the learning acquired during the preparatory phase. An evaluation report, “Evaluating pilot sites as they prepare for the Year of Care: Final project report”, is also available. This document has been placed in the Library.