The National Diabetes Treatment and Care Transformation Fund has the following key priorities:
- Improving the achievement of the three NICE recommended treatment targets (HbA1c, cholesterol and blood pressure) and driving down variation between CCGs
- Improving attendance at structured education
- Reducing amputations through improved provision of multidisciplinary footcare teams, and improved timeliness of referrals from primary care for patients with diabetic foot disease; and
- Reducing lengths of stay for diabetic inpatients through improved provision of diabetes inpatient specialist nursing services
NHS England has invested approximately £80 million during 2017/18 and 2018/19 to support individual CCGs, CCG collaborations and sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) to improve the treatment and care of people with diabetes, focused on each of the above interventions.