Future of diabetes services

A Diabetes Conference is to be held next month (February) to help plan how Western Isles Diabetes Services can be developed in the future.

Those with an interest in Diabetes Services are invited to attend the conference on February 29th in Stornoway, which will provide an opportunity to look at potential current and future developments.

The conference is being hosted by the NHS Western Isles Local Diabetes Advisory Group/Diabetes Managed Clinical Network.

NHS Western Isles Deputy Head of Planning and Development Phil Tilley explained: “There have been many new developments in the field of diabetes over the past few years and the Scottish Government Health Department published the new national Diabetes Framework in 2010.

“The purpose of the conference will be to discuss the most recent developments in diabetes management, consider the impact of the national diabetes framework and to develop recommendations for the NHS Western Isles Diabetes Strategy 2012 – 2015.”

Both healthcare professionals and members of the public with an interest in Diabetes Services are invited to take part in planning the future of Diabetes Services in the Western Isles.

Speakers include both local and national healthcare professionals as well as local service users and Diabetes UK.

A full programme and conference details will be published at a later date but if you would be interested in contributing to the future plans please contact hilda.mackinnon@nhs.net or telephone The Diabetes Centre on 01851 708327 by February 15th to book your place.