A survey conducted by London Medical finds that 66 per cent of type 2 diabetes patients believe improvements should be made in the understanding of their condition.
83 per cent of patients also wanted to see increased meetings with healthcare professionals to help them manage their type 2 diabetes, with 33 per cent willing to pay for improved care.
The Diabetic Care Plan
London Medica analysed these findings and developed the Diabetes Care Pla, a set of unique care packages that provide an alternative to what is being offered by the National Health Service (NHS).
The plan is available at London Diabetes – a specialised diabetes centre based within the London Medical clinic – and is revolutionary in being consultant-led, while promoting education, self-care and enhanced communication with their diabetes team.
London Medical has a 20-year heritage as an independent healthcare provider, with the company renowned for providing specialist care to diabetes patients.
The Diabetes Care Plan offers patients comprehensive care, with the benefits including:
Annual consultation with a member of the diabetes team to be used for education, support or treatment changes
Free download of glucose meter readings at the clinic three times a year
Regular updates, internet teaching modules and news
10 per cent discount on medication purchased from London Medical Pharmacy
How can I join the plan?
A patient “route map” has been designed by London Diabetes, which outlines options for people to access the Diabetes Care Plan. These include:
Primary entry point – for initial assessments and medical tests to assess risks
Secondary entry point – for those with an existing diagnosis to gain a second opinion
Depending on the results of these initial assessments, patients may then be invited to join the Diabetes Care Plan.
David Briggs, General Manager at London Medical, explains: “The Diabetes Care Plan is a totally new concept, offering access to the highest level of care for a minimal cost.
“Private healthcare has long been perceived as exclusive and expensive, and this is an exciting opportunity for patients to benefit from an affordable and practical new healthcare service”.