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Patient survey: Diabetes education for people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes

Dedicated diabetes education sessions happen all across the country, however attendance is low.  We would like to understand why this is, and what steps we can make to improve the uptake.  Current uptake nationally is approximately 7% for people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.   We know diabetes education is one of two diabetes indicators Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) are measured on and this is reported in the CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework. 

We are inviting patients to complete a survey about diabetes education to provide invaluable experience and insight into what the incentives and challenges are as well as considering different options for delivery of the education.  

We are inviting people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes to complete this survey. To complete, please click on link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/R2V78X5

The survey is voluntary and anonymous.  It should take a few minutes to complete and the survey will close on Monday 10th September 2018.

Paper copy surveys are available.  Should people with diabetes wish to talk to someone about this survey please contact NHS Northern England Diabetes Clinical Network team by email england.northerndiabetes@nhs.net or telephone number Tel: 0113 825 3307.

Feedback is very important in helping to shape this piece of work

MMR catch-up Vaccination

Since November, measles outbreaks have been declared in Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester and Surrey that are linked to large outbreaks in Europe, with Romania, Italy and Germany being the worst affected countries. All UK cases have been reported in children and adults who have not received two doses of the MMR vaccine.

Measles is highly infectious and can lead to serious complications, particularly in immuno-suppressed individuals and young infants. It is also more severe in pregnancy, and increases the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth or preterm delivery.

Under-immunised communities, such as recent migrants and travellers, are at risk of catching measles in the UK. This risk is increased in those that travel to the affected countries, currently Romania, Italy and Germany.

MMR vaccine:

  • children should receive their two scheduled doses of MMR vaccine on time at the ages of 12 months and 3 years and 4 months.
  • the MMR vaccine can be given from six months of age before travel to a high risk country. Children who receive an MMR dose before their first birthday still require two further doses to be given at the recommended times.
  • patients over the age of three years and four months who do not have two recorded doses of MMR vaccine should be caught up opportunistically. 
  • there is no upper age limit for MMR vaccine and adults who are not protected should also be caught up. 
  • new entrants from abroad and newly registered patients should check their immunisation history.
  • post-natal women should check their MMR status and will be offered any outstanding doses.
  • all health professionals and reception staff should be fully protected against measles, mumps and rubella.

If you do not wish your child to be vaccinated, please inform the surgery so that this can be documented in their record to avoid being contacted further.



 
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