Bradford has one of the highest prevalence rates of diabetes in the NHS. And the way services are delivered over the next decade and beyond are poised to be transformed, thanks to a new model of care that is emerging.
The clinical commissioning group in Bradford is breaking new ground with the development of a fully-integrated, end-to-end, diabetes service.
We are playing an instrumental role in a Provider Alliance or organisations which have joined forces to deliver a PCN-based contract covering all aspects of diabetes care – from podiatry clinics to hospital inpatients.
The alliance pools the expertise of Bradford Care Alliance, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford District Council and the Bradford VCS Alliance.
Together, we are finalising a very compelling and competitive pathway that meets – and beats – the current service specification, designed to take innovation and joined-up care to new heights.
We hope to share more information with you in the near future about how this will affect patients, the service as a whole, PCNs and our current Level 2 and Level 3 providers.