147,304 members

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

News

First mandatory care standards for children with diabetes

 

Start sharing

If you've got news you'd like to share, let us know and we'll consider it for our news section.
 

First mandatory care standards for children with diabetes

Every child and young person with diabetes in England can now expect an improvement in their level of care as a landmark funding agreement for paediatric diabetes services comes in to force.

Set by leading paediatric doctors, nurses and commissioners, working in partnership with NHS Diabetes, the Best Practice Tariff for Paediatric Diabetes sets out 13 mandatory care standards1 for paediatric diabetes service teams to meet. Providers who can prove they meet these levels of care will qualify for greater funding. Local services unable to achieve these standards will be supported to improve but face having their funding withdrawn if unable to reach the required level by April 2013.