February Newsletter

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In the Community

Community talks are already coming in to the diary so we hope to be as busy as 2017 spreading the word on better self management and prevention of Type 2 Diabetes. If you know of any groups that would like a community talk, please pass on our contact details. Alison has been invited back to HMP Dovegate in the summer.

Assisting with Research 

Professor Gill from Warwick Medical School, will be our guest speaker at February’s meeting. He will be expanding on his research project aimed at  improving Type 2 care in Coventry. He is after thoughts and opinions of people living with the condition. Funding submissions have a deadline of the end of February. Please come along and participate, your opinions matter and can influence improvements in the care you receive.

Campaigning

Coventry CCG has currently blocked the prescribing of the new flash technology. There was a meeting held on the 17th November to discuss the matter. More info to follow.

Fundraising

We will soon be applying for our street collection licence from the council for our annual bucket collection. Please keep both the 9th and 16th June free for our until the date is confirmed.

Raising Awareness

Our mail out was sent from Head Office to all the GP’s in Coventry. This included our meeting poster for 2018 with the December newsletter. Alison attended the regional foot care forum in January at Walsall FC to continue the sharing of best practice between CCG’s, Primary and Secondary care teams. There will be 2 further meeting this year.

Dates for your Diary 

2018 meeting dates available.

Feb 19th Guest speaker Prof Gill

April 16th Guest speaker Podiatry

National Diabetes Week June 10-16

City Centre Bucket Collection June 9th or 16th

World Diabetes Day November 14th