The Future of Inpatient Diabetes Care

In April the APPG for Diabetes will have a meeting on The Future of Inpatient Diabetes Care, Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 5-6:30pm, House of Commons.

Speakers will include:

  • Lesley Doherty, patient voice;
  • Gerry Rayman, Lead of the National Diabetes Inpatient Audit;
  • Dr Mayank Patel, Consultant Diabetologist for the University Hospital of Southampton;
  • Dr Kath Higgins, Consultant in Diabetes Medicine for the University Hospital of Leicester;
  • Prof Mike Sampson, Chair, JBDS
  • Dr Partha Kar, Associate National Clinical Director, Diabetes, NHS England.

Read the full agenda here: APPG for Diabetes Meeting Agenda 19 of April

One in six hospital beds are occupied by a person with diabetes. Because of poor management and a lack of training for staff about how to care for people with diabetes, a large number of these patients develop complications whilst in hospital that can lead to a longer length of stay.

There are however areas of improvement and many examples of good practice to learn from. The latest National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA) report has pointed to reductions in the incidence of hypoglycemic episodes and the development of foot ulcers. However, medication errors are still common and there is a need to improve staffing levels and patient experiences.

How can we make sure that these examples of good practice are shared more widely? What measures should hospitals adopt to improve the experience of people with diabetes in hospital? And crucially, what is the future of inpatient diabetes care?

The APPG will hear from healthcare professionals and care providers on the challenges remaining and innovations that have the potential to improve inpatient diabetes care.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by emailing Due to limits on room capacity, please note that admittance will be on a first come, first served and one organisation, one person basis.

Call for evidence: If you have an opinion, case study or best practice to share, please contribute to our report and send in a written submission to until midnight April 16.



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