Diabetes Clinical Group
To function as a clinical group on behalf of D&WF CHP to achieve the best possible outcomes in the care of diabetes for the population of Dunfermline & West Fife.
- To engage, involve and represent General Practices and CHP community services to enable them to deliver high quality care in Diabetes.
- To join up strategic and operational goals for Dunfermline & West Fife with NHS Fife Operational Division by involving local Operational Division Clinicians.
- To involve public and patients in all aspects of Diabetes services.
- To represent D&WF CHP on Fife Wide groups.
- To represent D&WF CHP on the Diabetes MCN and to utilise the MCN in achieving the strategy for Dunfermline & West Fife.
- To engage with Long Term Conditions initiative with regard to Diabetes on behalf of the CHP.
- To develop and implement a strategy for Diabetes care in Dunfermline & West Fife.
- To support the development and running of all operational services for Diabetes across D&WF CHP, both in Primary Care and Hospital settings.
- To identify gaps in service and to achieve the provision of resources to meet those gaps.
- To integrate with other D&WF CHP initiatives and strategies where appropriate.
- To engage with appropriate Health Improvement activities to achieve the best possible outcomes in Diabetes care.
- To identify and provide necessary education and training for all Clinicians, Patients and Public.
- To take a Lead Role in the redesign of Diabetes services including those arising from the Reconfiguration of Queen Margaret Hospital.
Accountability the group will be accountable to the CHP through the Clinical Director.
Two General Practitioners West Fife Locality
Two General Practitioners Dunfermline Locality
Two Practice Nurses one from each Locality
One or Two District Nurses
Two Specialist Diabetes Nurses one from each Locality
CHP Clinical Director
One CHP Manager
One Consultant Physician, Specialist in Diabetes
Two other Operational Division Clinicians
One representative of Public Health
Two Public & Patient Representatives
- The members of the group shall have a representative function they will be expected to represent the view of their particular profession or discipline from within their different employing organisations. In addition they shall be responsible for seeking views where necessary and communicating information at all times.
- As well as the core membership outlined above the group may involve other members for particular meetings and activities. In the case of Diabetes it is suggested that appropriate Pharmacy, Diagnostic staff, Practice Managers, Social Services Representatives, Voluntary Agencies, MCN members and Health Promotion/Health Improvement Team members will at times be involved with the group.
- This Clinical Group is undertaking Dunfermline & West Fife CHP work and will normally meet within working hours. Locum Fees and appropriate expenses will be paid for those working in independent organisations which would otherwise suffer operationally.
- It is expected that in due course the group would decide the Chairperson/Lead though initially the group shall be chaired by a Clinical Director of the CHP.
- Frequency of meetings would depend on the group and its workload, the likely frequency is perhaps once every two months.