Improving diabetes services in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge

We are committed to improving diabetes services so that all local people can access high quality care no matter where they live.

As a result, we are developing plans to improve services, building on what already works well and creating a more consistent and effective approach to diabetes care across the whole of Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge.

However, we do not want to make any changes to services without involving you, our service users. We are keen to understand your experiences and gain your views on what a good service would look like for you.

Have your say on diabetes services

If you live, or are registered with a GP, in Barking and Dagenham, Havering or Redbridge and have Type 1, Type 2, gestational or any other type of diabetes, or you are a carer or family member of someone who does, we would like to hear your thoughts.

You can let us know what you think in several ways:

Complete a short survey

We have published a survey to help us understand what local people think of existing services and hear ideas about how services could be improved. Please follow this link to complete the diabetes survey

The survey will be closing on 29 April 2022.

Join an online focus group

We are running four online focus groups for service users to enable us to talk directly to local people about what matters to them and discuss ideas for improvement in more detail.

Please click the links below to register to join us at one of these sessions.

9 May, 10am – 11.30amZoom booking link

12 May, 7pm – 8.30pmZoom booking link

13 May, 1.30pm – 3.00pmZoom booking link

16 May, 6pm – 7.30pmZoom booking link

If you would like to join one of these focus groups, please email bhr.communications@nhs.net . Please be aware that the number of spaces we have on the focus groups are limited.

Have a telephone interview

If you are unable to attend one of our online focus groups for any reason, we would be happy to hear your views via a telephone interview.

If you would like to arrange a telephone interview, please email bhr.communications@nhs.net. Please be aware that the number of spaces we have for interviews are limited.

Co-production event

We will also be hosting a co-production event which will bring together service users, clinicians, and managers to discuss the best next steps for improving diabetes services. More details to follow.

Different versions of the survey

We understand that our standard online survey may not be easy to access for everyone, so several alternatives are available.

Paper copy:

You can request a paper copy of the survey by emailing bhr.communications@nhs.net.

Different languages:

You can request the survey in a different language by emailing bhr.communications@nhs.net.

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about our plans or ask any questions, please email bhr.communications@nhs.net.

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