Share your views at special diabetes event in Barnsley


Local people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes are being invited to give their views to help shape the future of the service at a special event in Barnsley on Tuesday 31st July.

The specialist diabetes service in Barnsley is delivered by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYPFT) and Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. It provides specialist assessment, treatment and management of diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus. The vast majority of day-to-day diabetes care is provided by GPs and practice nurses.

To ensure the service continues to meet the needs of local people, the Trust is inviting local people to share their experience or ideas at a diabetes service patient experience event.

The event will be held at the Priory Campus (Willow Room),Pontefract Road, Lundwood, Barnsley, S71 5PN on Tuesday 31st July 2012. People can come anytime between 3pm – 7pm and refreshments will be provided.

Anyone who has used diabetes services anywhere in Barnsley over the past year – and carers of people with diabetes – can attend to give their views, which will then be used to develop an improved service throughout the Barnsley area. To book a place please call 01924 328656.

Anyone unable to attend, but who would still like to share their thoughts can contact the Trust’s equality and inclusion development co-ordinator for Barnsley, Vikki Padgett via 01924 328656.

The Trust’s associate medical director and consultant community diabetologist, Dr Keith Sands, said, "The number of people with diabetes in Barnsley, as in other parts of the UK, has been growing steadily. But good care of diabetes and related conditions has a very significant positive effect on general health and longevity.

"We would like to invite anyone who uses or has recently used any diabetes services in Barnsley to get involved. Enabling patients, carers and frontline staff to work together will help the Trust draw out personal feelings and experiences of using the diabetes service to ensure that we are providing care that suits everyone’s needs. It is important that we involve as many people as possible and listen to what people want. Local people will be able to help us improve services for now and in the future."

Information about current Trust services and how they support individuals is available on the Trust’s website

Share your views at special diabetes event in Barnsley

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