Virtual Ward, Innovation and Collaboration, Improving Diabetes Care in the Community

Summary

The Virtual Ward (VW) was initiated because of the high number of housebound patients with diabetes who required daily community nurse (CN) visits to administer insulin, but for whom diabetes control remained poor. North East Essex Diabetes Service (NEEDS) and Anglia Community Enterprise (ACE) worked collaboratively in the VW to review each patient’s individual needs, resulting in improved patient outcomes, quality of life and reduced CN visits, saving hundreds of hours of CN time, all of which have brought financial benefits to the local NHS. This project has also led to closer working relationships with the wider community team.

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QiC Diabetes Highly Commended 2018
Diabetes Team Initiative of the Year – Adults
Virtual Ward, Innovation and Collaboration, Improving Diabetes Care in the Community
by North East Essex Diabetes Service

Contacts

Ceri Jagger

Job title:
Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse – Lead for The Diabetes Virtual Ward
Place of work:
North East Essex Diabetes Service, Bluebell Surgery


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