Improving diabetes outcomes in England – prevention, access and digital technology – 16 Oct 2019

Westminster Health Forum policy conference

16 October 2019 – Central London
with
Professor Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Diabetes and Obesity, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Dr Jenifer Smith, Programme Director, NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, Public Health England
Dr Partha Kar, Associate National Clinical Director, Diabetes, NHS England and Joint Clinical Lead, Diabetes, GIRFT
Dr Neel Basudev, Clinical Director, Diabetes, Health Innovation Network (South London AHSN)
Professor Roman Hovorka, Professor of Metabolic Technology, Metabolic Research Laboratories, University of Cambridge

and
Dr Raquel Delgado, NHS North West London; Helen Dickens, Diabetes UK; Dr Tunde Falode, Sanofi UK and Ireland; James Hayward, IDTechEx; Kye Lockwood, Social Action for Health; Erica Richardson, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust; Alexander Silverstein, NHS North West London and Dr Emma Wilmot, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton and University of Nottingham

Chaired by:
John Howell MP, Vice Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes and Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes

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Note: fees apply for most delegates, but concessionary and complimentary places are available (subject to terms and conditions – see below).
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The agenda and keynote speakers

Keynote contributions:
• Implementing the NHS Long Term Plan for diabetes – with Professor Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Diabetes and Obesity, NHS England and NHS Improvement;
• The Diabetes Prevention Programme: progress, expansion and tackling inequalities – with Dr Jenifer Smith, Programme Director, NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, PHE; and
• Diabetes research: funding, collaboration and translating research into treatment – with Professor Roman Hovorka, Metabolic Research Laboratories, University of Cambridge.

Panel sessions include:

· Delivering benefits enabled by digital technology – use of data, patient choice and reducing variation; and
· Key issues for the delivery of diabetes services: supporting self-management, expanding multidisciplinary teams and addressing rising costs.

Case studies:

• Learning from the South London Diabetes Test Bed – with Dr Neel Basudev, Clinical Lead, Out of Hospital Care, London Diabetes Clinical Network;
• Delivering benefits enabled by digital technology – with Dr Partha Kar, Associate National Clinical Director, Diabetes, NHS England and Joint Clinical Lead, Diabetes GIRFT;
• Promoting the self-management of diabetes in East London and working with communities most at risk of health inequalities – with Kye Lockwood, Chief Executive Officer, Social Action for Health;
• Care within a major hospital compared to centres embedded within the community – with Erica Richardson, Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust;
• Transforming diabetes services in Hounslow by supporting the integration of care and developing training for health professionals – with Dr Raquel Delgado, Diabetes GP Lead, Hounslow Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS North West London; and
• Developing partnerships and collaborative projects to improve diabetes outcomes, including the Improving Inpatient Care programme – with Dr Tunde Falode, General Manager, Primary Care, Sanofi UK and Ireland.

NHS Long Term Plan
Delegates will assess priorities for moving forward with the NHS Long Term Plan for diabetes – including workforce training and funding challenges associated with the Plan’s goals to improve access to diabetes professionals, such as multidisciplinary footcare teams and diabetes inpatient specialist nursing teams.

Further discussion is expected on the opportunities for empowering patients, looking at:

• Increasing support for self-management, with the roll out of education and digital self-management support tools; and
• How to address any unintended inequalities among patients less able to benefit from digital tools.

Innovation
Planned sessions will look at the next steps for innovation in diabetes diagnosis, treatment and care – including supporting patient engagement, widening access and ensuring patient safety – and how to accelerate the uptake of new innovations and ensure they are designed to meet user needs.

It follows the roll out of flash glucose monitors to those with type 1 diabetes from April and continuous glucose monitoring for all pregnant women with type 1 diabetes by 2020/21 – as well as the second wave of NHS Test Beds, which is trialing digital initiatives that support diabetes self-management and encourages the NHS to work with innovators to improve care.

Prevention
We expect discussion on the priorities for prevention of type 2 diabetes, following:

• Publication of the Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s green paper, which looks at public health interventions for reducing obesity across the country;
• Chapter 2 of the Childhood Obesity Plan, which outlines actions to halve child obesity by 2030; and
• The announcement of an evidence-based review into the NHS Health Check Service to consider how a more personalised and targeted system could more effectively identify individual risks or needs.

The agenda also includes discussion on the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, as NHS England commits to fund a doubling of the programme and the introduction of a digital option for users.

Attendees will assess progress so far, as well as challenges and opportunities for expansion – including the potential impact of the programme on widening patient choice and tackling inequalities.

Research
Further sessions will consider the priorities for diabetes research and opportunities for collaboration, including funding and how best to ensure the translation of research into treatment.

It comes with NHS England trialing the adoption of low calorie diets for selected patients with type 2 diabetes, following research showing that some people were able to achieve remission with such diets.

The agenda has been structured following consultation with NHS England. The draft agenda is available to download here. Follow @WHFEvents for live updates.

Speakers
We are delighted to be able to include in this seminar keynote addresses from: Dr Neel Basudev, GP Principal and Diabetes Lead, Lambeth CCG; Clinical Director, Diabetes, Health Innovation Network (South London AHSN) and Clinical Lead, Out of Hospital Care, London Diabetes Clinical Network; Professor Roman Hovorka, Professor of Metabolic Technology, Metabolic Research Laboratories, University of Cambridge; Dr Partha Kar, Consultant, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust; Associate National Clinical Director, Diabetes, NHS England and Joint Clinical Lead, Diabetes, GIRFT; Dr Jenifer Smith, Programme Director, NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, Public Health England and Professor Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Diabetes and Obesity, NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Further confirmed speakers include: Dr Raquel Delgado, Diabetes GP Lead, Hounslow Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS North West London; Helen Dickens, Assistant Director, Campaigns and Mobilisation, Diabetes UK; Dr Tunde Falode, General Manager, Primary Care, Sanofi UK and Ireland; James Hayward, Principal Technology Analyst, IDTechEx; Kye Lockwood, Chief Executive Officer, Social Action for Health; Erica Richardson, Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust; Alexander Silverstein, Diabetes Education and Engagement Lead, NHS North West London and Dr Emma Wilmot, Consultant Diabetologist, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton and Honorary Consultant Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham.

John Howell MP, Vice Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes and Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes have kindly agreed to chair this seminar.

Booking arrangements
To book places, please use the online booking form.

 

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