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PPP Webinar: time for bold conversations about diabetes

On 11th April, PPP held its first webinar on the topic of diabetes, focussing on whether there is a role for de-prioritisation of any aspect of diabetes care in the NHS.

On 11th April, PPP held its first webinar focusing on the topic of diabetes, in partnership with Diabetes UK, The Queens Nursing Institute, the National Pharmacy Association, and the Association of British Health Tech Industries.

The webinar included an option to donate to Diabetes UK.

Attendees came from an array of public healthcare areas and supporting sectors, including NHS trusts, pharmacy services, ICS diabetes workstreams and clinical leads, population health management, nurse consultants, technology access leads, academic researchers, third sector providers, as well as patients with lived experience.

The discussion focused on whether there is a role for de-prioritisation of any aspect of diabetes care in the NHS and whether that scope exists among competing priorities, not only from within diabetes, but the wider health service.

Webinar Chair Nikki Joule, Policy Manager, Diabetes UK was joined by:

  • Rajni Cairns, ICS Diabetes and Clinical Workstream Programme Manager, Frimley Health and Care ICS
  • Dr Marc Atkin BM, FRCP, MD, Diabetes Lead SW Cardiovascular Network for NHS England and Consultant in Diabetes, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and WiltshireICS
  • Philip Newland-Jones, Clinical Director Diabetes and Endocrinology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Waqas Tahir, Diabetes Clinical Lead, Bradford System Programme Board
  • Hannah Beba, Consultant Pharmacist: Diabetes, West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership
  • Victoria Townsend, Programme Director – Population Health Management, Lincolnshire ICS

PPP is grateful to flagship sponsor, Abbott, and support sponsor, Boehringer Ingelheim* for supporting the webinar.

The webinar is part of the ongoing PPP Diabetes Care Programme 2024, which consists of a series of invitation-only round table discussions running January-April, and a conference in June. Chair of this programme, Professor Partha Kar, National Specialty Advisor, Diabetes with NHS England says:

 “This programme sets out to tackle some of the most salient and timely questions in diabetes care for 2024. It’s important that these discussions have the right multidisciplinary experts to shape and develop strategies for the challenges that lie ahead. Being part of this programme gives you the opportunity to be involved in shaping the unique insights that are produced and the conversations that shape those priorities.”

The Diabetes Care Conference 2024 is a half-day in-person conference in London on 27th June, where PPP’s flagship report on diabetes care will be launched. 

Registration is now live – click here for tickets.  All PPP conferences are free to attend for those working either in the public sector including NHS Organisations, Local Authorities, academics, researchers, and in not-for-profit, third sector providers and charitable sectors.

Opportunities exist for sponsors at the PPP Diabetes Care Conference.  For more information, contact Ameneh Saatchi, Director of Market Access & Policy for this programme on ameneh.saatchi@publicpolicyprojects.com

*This meeting has been funded by Boehringer Ingelheim who have had no input into the agenda, speaker selection, presentations or collateral.

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