Using pharmacists to help improve care for people with type 2 diabetes
Pharmacists can play an increasing role in the prevention, early detection, care and support of people with type 2 Diabetes.
We want to see the NHS utilise pharmacists across all care settings to improve the care of people with type 2 diabetes. Pharmacists can support people with type 2 diabetes so they get the best from their medicines, improving their health and wellbeing through integrated, collaborative and personalised care services.
What we're calling for:
To improve care for people with type 2 diabetes:
- Pharmacists should work in collaboration with other healthcare professionals to play a greater role in prevention and detection services for type 2 Diabetes
- Pharmacists should play an active role in optimising medicines, improving the health, wellbeing and safety of people with type 2 diabetes across the NHS
- Pharmacists in specialist and generalist roles should be given access to the most up to date education and training to support people with multiple conditions
- NHS organisations need to establish and embed the role of consultant pharmacists in diabetes across the NHS should ensure improved outcomes in the management of people with type 2 diabetes, promote collaborative practice, multidisciplinary team working, quality improvement and research.