Diabetes and podiatry service development in Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven

February 2017

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust and Yordales Health is developing an enhanced diabetes and specialist podiatry service in Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.  These are services offered to people who need more specialist care to manage their diabetes.

This is an exciting opportunity to deliver these services in a different way, making sure that we retain and build on elements that are working well, ensuring that the care pathway is seamless across the three providers and increasing access to the service in a number of ways, including the appropriate use of technology.

Following a fruitful engagement event with clinical stakeholders and patients before Christmas the clinical model is now being finalised, and the intention is to introduce elements of the model from 1 April 2017 onwards. The mobilisation group is meeting weekly, with a number of workstreams feeding into the group.

More news will follow as mobilisation gathers pace.