The BME Health Forum is currently hosting the Diabetes User Group (DUG) in partnership with Paddington Development Trust.
The aim of the DUG is to support commissioners of Diabetes Services design and implement services that are effective for our local population.
Any patients with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes living in Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea or Hammersmith & Fulham, their partners or carers are welcome to join the group and we would also welcome any staff who can support clients attend or can represent the views of their clients in this issue.
It is important to include as many voices from BME groups as possible as Diabetes is more prevalent among BME groups.
Our next Diabetes User Group on Tuesday 20th June, 11-1 at Migrants Organise, 2 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL. The theme of the meeting is ‘Redesigning Emergency Diabetes Footcare Dr Wing May King, Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology will be leading a workshop on this. Refreshments will be available.
Further meeting dates are available on the BME Health Forum Website:
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are thinking of attending.
Date: Wednesday 14th June 2017
Time: 10.30am to 1.00pm
Location: Willesden Centre for Health & Care, Robson Avenue, NW10 3RY
Come along and discover facts and issues regarding diabetes.
Have your blood pressure and blood glucose checked.
HEALTH 1 awareness poster
The North West London Diabetes Collaborative of 8 CCGs has been awarded a £2,347,000 grant from NHS England on 21 April 2017 to help with areas of their Strategic Transformation Plan to improve services for people living with diabetes.
Diabetes Week 2017 will be from 12th to 18th June.
Why not plan to hold an event to raise awareness or to raise funds for Diabetes UK?
Over the next six months the Know Diabetes Website will be transformed to become an e-learning hub for the 134,000 people with diabetes in the eight CCG areas in North West London.
Short educational videos and other enhancements will be available and local information will be added for Brent, Hillingdon and Harrow.
Your Communities Need You!
If you are living with Diabetes or you are a Carer, or someone who is simply passionate about helping others, we want to hear from you!
Come and join a highly committed team and have fun, whilst raising Diabetes awareness across the Three Boroughs or just in your local Borough.
We will provide the dedicated training and the necessary support to make you an effective Diabetes Awareness Champion.
The invaluable service provided by Champions has been shaped and influenced by those living with Diabetes, who had a desire to improve services, and deliver health messages peer-to-peer in the community.
Diabetes Champions empower people living with Diabetes to transform their lives for the better, and raise awareness of the condition and risk factors, whilst signposting people to be tested. They also play a vital role in providing training support for “in reach services” for other organisations.
If you are interested in applying please contact Howard Tingle on 07984 410 569 or email email@example.com
Hammersmith Diabetes Group meeting on 9th March is cancelled.