Who are we?

  • We are a group of stakeholders, including people with diabetes and health professionals, who want to improve diabetes services for people in Greater Manchester

  • We are led by our clinical lead, Dr Naresh Kanumilli, a GP in South Manchester, who is supported by a number of other clinicians and the network team.

What are our aims?

  • To articulate clinical best practice and support improvement in diabetes services, bring about better outcomes and experience for the 160,000 people in GM who live with diabetes

  • To reduce the variation in the quality of services for people, taking best practice and sharing it across the city-region

  • Making sure patients, carers, doctors, nurses and families have a voice in designing and developing services

  • Making sure we use our clinicians’ expertise and the most up-to-date evidence to improve services for patients.

How do we do it?

  • Networking and partnership working to identify where improvements can be made

  • Developing resources such as the diabetes clinical best practice strategy and supporting locality implementation

  • Support patient education and enable people to manage their condition better

  • Co-ordinate the roll out of the ‘Healthier You’ programme in GM which has the potential to prevent 5,000 people in Greater Manchester developing diabetes every year.

How do we make a difference?

  • Ensuring a patient-centred approach to the Network's diabetes programme of work, recognising the diverse nature and needs of communities across GM
  • Building clinical leadership and consensus to develop robust evidence-based proposals for service improvement.

How can I get involved?

  • Our Patients, Carers and Public Involvement Engagement Advisory Group plays an important role in helping shape the projects the Strategic Clinical Networks

  • To get involved, please call 0113-825 0892 or email england.gmec-scn@nhs.net.