The guiding principle of this document is that people with diabetes manage their condition on a day-to-day basis when out of hospital, and should continue to self-manage during a hospital admission unless there is a specific reason why they cannot. The guidance details how this decision can be integrated with the rest of hospital care to provide safe and effective management of diabetes in hospital.
This White Paper sets out the vision for the whole health and social care system, promising people a stronger voice to drive service improvement, greater involvement - expecially for those with long term needs - and an increase in the availablility of self management training for those living with long term conditions.
Launched in 2009, the NHS Constitution establishes the principles and values of the NHS in England. It sets out rights to which patients, public and staff are entitled, and pledges which the NHS is committed to achieve, including supporting patients and their families to make informed choices and be involved in their own care.
The final report of Lord Darzi’s NHS Next Stage Review. It responds to the 10 SHA strategic visions and sets out a vision for an NHS with quality at its heart.
Launched by the Long Term Conditions Alliance and the Scottish Government in September 2008, the strategy is informed by the lived experiences of people with long term conditions.
The recent NHS strategy document published alongside the NHS Operating Framework for 2011/12 referred directly to the findings of the Wanless review and makes the case that better management of long terms conditions and support for self care will lead to care that is more effective, a better experience and more productive.