Spotlight placed on West Norfolk’s diabetes care

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Diabetes care in West Norfolk will be highlighted during a county health meeting on Thursday.

Norfolk Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee will be looking at a number of areas surrounding the county’s diabetes care including financial incentives for GPs, ways to encourage good practice and partnerships.

According to latest research, the number of people living with the condition has risen by nearly 60 per cent in the past decade. The cost of treating diabetes has increased to £2.2m per day in England, accounting for almost £1 in every £10 spent on medicines prescribed by doctors.

West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group has been invited to the meeting to discuss how the area’s doctors achieve a high level of diagnosis.

Prof Mike Sampson, joint chairman of the Norfolk Integrated Diabetes Management Group, Consultant Diabetologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, and Dr Nigel Thomson, joint chairman of Central Norfolk Integrated Diabetes Management Group, Diabetes Facilitator Management Board, have also been invited to attend the meeting, which starts at 10am in County Hall, Norwich.