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Diabetes care in ‘state of crisis’

Second-rate diabetes care putting sufferers at increased risk of health complications and early death, charity warns


Inadequate diabetes care has helped trigger a rise in related complications such as kidney failure and stroke, according to the report.

Diabetes care in England is in a “state of crisis”, with fewer than half of people with the condition getting the basic minimum support, a report warns.

According to the State of the Nation 2012 report, published on Monday by Diabetes UK, there are some areas where just 6% of people with diabetes are getting the regular checks and services recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice).

The report details how not getting these checks has helped fuel a rise in rates of diabetes-related complications such as amputation, blindness, kidney failure and stroke.

Patients ‘treated in corridors’, claims Royal College of Nursing

‘Huge stress’

By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News

 Hospitals are expected to see patients within 18 weeks in England

Patients are being left stranded on trolleys for hours and forced to have treatment in corridors due in part to the loss of hospital beds, nurses say.

The Royal College of Nursing says feedback from more than 1,200 staff paints a “worrying picture”, with patients regularly being in ambulances or held in a queue.

The union warned the NHS risked going backwards unless ministers got a grip.

The government said there were enough beds for this not to be happening.

Of the 1,246 nurses and healthcare assistants who replied to an RCN request for feedback, a fifth said providing care in corridors had become a daily occurrence.

£2m service to aid dementia sufferers

DEMENTIA sufferers and their families are to get help from a new support service being launched in South Tyneside

Published on Saturday 12 May 2012 07:20


The new initiative, called the Memory Protection Service, aims to provide access to information, support, early diagnosis, treatment and care for people with the condition along with their families and carers.

The service, which will cost £2m a year to run, is being paid for by NHS South of Tyne and Wear and run by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, which specialises in mental health and disability care.