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Public meeting on diabetes care in Bassetlaw

Guardian News

Guardian News

A public meeting to discuss local services for people with diabetes in Bassetlaw is being held tomorrow in Retford (Thursday 4th October).

The meeting, hosted by Diabetes UK with Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group, is open to people with diabetes, their families and carers.

There will be an expert panel of healthcare professionals and commissioners available to answer questions about developments in local services for those with diabetes.

Diabetes UK Midlands regional manager Pete Shorrick said the meeting would be useful to learn information and ask questions about changes to patient care.

“It is important that as changes to the National Health Service are introduced patients are given the opportunity to ask questions and give their feedback on the services they receive,” he said.

“Diabetes UK in the Midlands works closely with the NHS to make sure there are regular public meetings across the region, so that healthcare professionals and people with diabetes can meet to discuss how services are working.”

Dr Andrea MacFarlane, GP at Crown House Surgery and Chair of the Bassetlaw Diabetes Forum urged people to come to the meeting.

“t is very important for us to meet patients and their families and carers, so that we can provide the best services possible for those with diabetes in the Bassetlaw area,” he said.

“So much of staying healthy and avoiding long-term complications, is down to good self-management of the condition. We need to know that the services we provide are supporting people to do this.”

The meeting will start at 6.30pm, at The Well, Retford Baptist Church, Hospital Road, Retford.

To find out more information please call Diabetes UK in the Midlands on 01922 614500, email Midlands@diabetes.org.uk or call 01777 862387 or email Samantha.faulkner@bassetlaw-pct.nhs.uk

 

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