In 2013, the Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust transformed care for young people with diabetes.

They integrated multidisciplinary clinics and psychological therapy groups into local secondary schools, making care more accessible and reducing the need for lengthy periods away from school.

Since its launch, attendance to these programmes has increased from 70-98% and the average time spent away from class per appointment has reduced from five hours to 30 minutes.

For the full story, visit https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Professionals/Resources/shared-practice/Children-and-young-people/ and read Bright Idea #1: transforming care for young people with Type 1 Diabetes in Hillingdon.

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