Healthcare Professionals

Diabetes and Primary Care Trusts

The NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) is the part of the National Health Service that provides both primary and community services in a number of fortes in the medical sector, primarily they are responsible for spending around 80% of the total NHS budget.

Depending on the Primary Care Trust in which the individual lives, access to healthcare professionals will vary. The following section outlines the various healthcare professionals in the UK, and how they can help you.

Remember, you are the most important person in diabetes care and successfully managing diabetes, but your healthcare team can help to manage diabetes and maintain good health.

PCT categories

The Primary Care Trusts are categorised geographically around the UK and are managed locally.

Each PCT has their own specialised diabetes clinic and drop in centre to allow diabetics access to a team of highly specialised and dedicated professionals who offer education, support and advice to people with diabetes.

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