Camden in North London is diverse with a large ethnic minority population and is among the most deprived boroughs in London. It has a relatively young population and a life expectancy gap which reflects big differences in wealth and deprivation, with poor diabetes outcomes. A CCG-led scoping exercise found poor control of diabetes, leading to excess complications and death, and a lack of communication, data and connectivity across services. There was also inconsistent practice among providers, insufficient and inadequate pathways, and a lack of knowledge and confidence in diabetes management among health care professionals. Diabetes care in Camden was provided by multiple organisations. In 2015 Camden Diabetes IPU (Integrated Practice Unit) was formed, made up of multiple providers - 36 GP Practices, 2 main acute providers University College London Hospital and Royal Free Hospital, community provider service Central and North West London NHS Trust and Haverstock Health Ltd a GP Federation. The aim is to be responsible for the whole population with diabetes registered to a Camden GP aged over 18 years.
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