A survey has been launched to gauge inpatient teams’ opinions on which healthcare professionals should be involved when it comes to delivering the gold standard of inpatient diabetes care.
The Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care (JBDS-IP) is seeking to highlight the ideal number of staff for excellent diabetes inpatient care.
Dr Umesh Dashora, Diabetes Consultant, said: “All over the country diabetes teams are trying to do the best for people with diabetes admitted in hospitals for various reasons.
“It will help us all if we have a clear understanding of how many different health care professionals (consultants, diabetes specialist nurses, health care assistants, dieticians, podiatrists, diabetes pharmacists, physician assistants, physician associates) in various combinations we need to deliver an ideal inpatient diabetes service for the 21st century.”
He added: “We recognise that it may be aspirational rather than practically possible, but we have to have sight of the goal to make our baby steps in that direction.
“Please try the excel sheet by putting the numbers (time taken to review average patient, average number of patients, time for admin, etc) to calculate your own staffing requirement and let us know if we need to change those numbers for more accurate result.”
The survey must be completed by Monday, November 21.
For more information and to take part in the survey, click here.