The Oxford AHSN Diabetes Clinical Network’s second annual event attracted 88 stakeholders from a wide range of organisations. Delegates included patients/lay representatives, senior representatives from primary, secondary and community care, universities, industry, commissioning bodies, and strategic clinical and research networks.
The morning programme featured updates from the Oxford AHSN and the Diabetes Network’s projects including initiatives to support visualisation of key diabetes indices, improving access to tertiary care services and adoption of cutting edge technology to improve efficiency in care for gestational diabetes.
In the afternoon presentations by representatives of the Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network showcased developments in diabetes services, including progress reports from Oxfordshire, West and East Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. The day ended with a lively panel discussion.
Presentations are available below.
Current project updates
- Oxford AHSN Update – Chandi Ratnatunga, Senior Responsible Officer, Oxford AHSN Best Care Programme
- Integrated Diabetes Care in Oxfordshire – Alistair Lumb, Consultant Diabetologist, OCDEM
- Telehealth in Gestational Diabetes – Victoria Mills, Research Midwife, University of Oxford
- Islet Cell Transplant – Stephen Gough, Professor of Diabetes and Consultant Physician, and Rob Crookston, Advanced Nurse Practitioner
- Young Adult Diabetes – Katharine Owen, Oxford AHSN Diabetes Network Clinical Lead
- Informatics – Mike Denis, Oxford AHSN Director of Information Strategy
- Breath Ketone Measurement – David Taylor, Technical Officer, Oxford Medical Diagnostics
Developing diabetes services in the Thames Valley
- Introduction – Richard Croft, Strategic Clinical Network Lead, Berkshire West
- Oxfordshire – Rosie Rowe, Head of Provider Development (Out of Hospital), Oxfordshire CCG
- Berks West – Richard Croft, Strategic Clinical Network Lead, Berkshire West
- Buckinghamshire – Kathy Hoffmann, Diabetes Clinical Lead, Buckinghamshire CCGs
- East Berkshire 1 – Nithya Nanda, GP Diabetes, Cardiology and Stroke, Slough CCG
- East Berkshire 2 – Onteeru Buchi Reddy, Public Health Lead Diabetes/Obesity, Slough Borough Council
- Milton Keynes – Amanda Kohli, Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Milton Keynes
- Thames Valley Clinical Network – Richard Croft, Strategic Clinical Network Lead, Berkshire West