This year the APPG for Diabetes launched an investigation under the theme: Diabetes Care: improving standards and reducing variation, which is ongoing.
Access to diabetes technology plays a key role in diabetes care, particularly for individuals living with type 1 diabetes.
Over the last few decades we have witnessed the arrival of transformative new technologies that have changed the way we can treat and monitor type 1 and type 2 diabetes. However, patients trying to access these technologies often come up against a variety of barriers, including: having to self-fund technologies/models not available on the NHS; a lack of practitioner expertise; and postcode lottery variation in accessing NHS approved technology.
Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 from 4-5pm under the theme: Variation in Access to Technology.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to limits on room capacity, please note that admittance will be on a first come, first served and one organisation, one person basis.
Minutes from the last meeting:
The APPG’s last meeting took place on 9 March 2016 under the theme Setting the scene: the patient experience. Minutes from the meeting can be found here.