Members of the Group: Susan Benbow, Fiona Kirkland,Roger Gadsby, Roisin Wright, Sue Thomas, Terry Aspray, Paul Frisby, Haydn Mayo, Nicky Middleton, Yvonne Gosset, Jonathan Richards.
Diabetes UK Position Statements and Care Recommendations
Good clinical practice guidelines for care home residents with diabetes: an executive summary
Version of Record online: 15 JUN 2011
© 2011 The Author. Diabetic Medicine © 2011 Diabetes UK
Volume 28, Issue 7, pages 772–777, July 2011
How to Cite
Sinclair, A. J. and on behalf of the Task and Finish Group of Diabetes UK (2011), Good clinical practice guidelines for care home residents with diabetes: an executive summary. Diabetic Medicine, 28: 772–777. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-5491.2011.03320.x
- Issue online: 15 JUN 2011
- Version of Record online: 15 JUN 2011
- Accepted manuscript online: 19 APR 2011 11:14AM EST
- Accepted 12 April 2011
- care homes;
Diabet. Med. 28, 772–777 (2011)
A Task and Finish Group of Diabetes UK was convened over 14 months to undertake a systematic review of the original 1999 British Diabetic Association guidance on care home diabetes, incorporate new research findings and produce a set of recommendations that are evidenced-based, practical and implementable within UK care home settings. The anticipation of Diabetes UK is that these guidelines will represent a national policy of good clinical practice for diabetes care within care homes.
This executive summary demonstrates how the full guidelines should provide a framework of assessment of the quality of diabetes care within care homes, for use by regulatory bodies who have responsibility for this provision of diabetes care. This document is primarily based on recommendations for adults living within British care home environments and its focus, by virtue of the nature and characteristics of residents, is on older adults.
Improvements in diabetes care within residential and nursing homes are likely to follow a sustained commitment by health and social care professionals to ensure that the well-being of residents with diabetes is paramount, that high-quality policies of diabetes care are implemented and monitored and effective diabetes education is a mandatory and integral part of care home staff training.