WANTED: diabetes patients and carers

WANTED: diabetes patients and carers

Do you have diabetes?  Do you want to help others who do?  Do you care for someone with diabetes?  Do you have ideas for improvements?  Do you want to feedback on how your experience has been?

The local NHS is asking diabetes patients and carers to come forward and help them improve services available in West Lancashire.

The local health body already has a diabetes patient network which meets regularly but would welcome some new local people to join this.  This could be patients or carers, no matter what the level of experience.    Meetings are held once a month but the level of commitment offered is down to each individual.

Greg Mitten, lay member for patient and public involvement on the board of NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “This is a great opportunity for patients of any age and experience to inform the CCG of their experiences.  Together we can shape the service in a way that is tailored to the needs and expectations of those living with diabetes.”

To get in touch for an initial conversation, please contact Tanya Mulvey at NHS West Lancashire on 01695 588170 or by email using tanya.mulvey@westlancashireccg@nhs.uk

Figures show that over 5000 people in West Lancashire have been diagnosed with diabetes. Around three million people in the UK live with the condition with a further 850,000 remaining undiagnosed.