Identifying prediabetic patients before they become diabetic has benefits for both the patient and the NHS economy.

Client: Swansea UHB

Industry: Medical

Services: NHS and Public Sector

The Challenge

Prediabetes — often referred to as non-diabetic hyperglycemia — effects approximately 2-5% of the population. To put it in context, that’s over 3 million people in the UK.

That’s a huge number.

What’s more – prediabetes (which often goes undiagnosed) puts patients at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

It goes without saying then that identifying these patients before they become diabetic has benefits for both the patient and the NHS economy.

But there’s a problem. It’s complex, it’s time-consuming, the data isn’t always readily available, and it’s beyond the IT ability of most clinicians.

Luckily, this is the kind of work that we know and do best. So, when Swansea Bay UHB approached us to tackle the issue across 4 GP clusters, we had just the solution.

The Solution

Simplicity was key to the success of this project, acting as systems partner we recommended the use of an available, but little, used central reporting solution.

The system allowed the prediabetes lead to access 20 to 25 measurable parameters from a single file for all 27 surgeries.

It also delivered accurate monthly feedback and performance reports for all participating practices.

Here’s how we made it possible:

  • We commissioned a Vision + reporting suite, which provided all the necessary search criteria – and the data needed – to monitor and plot the progress for all 27 surgeries in the 4 clusters.
  • We utilized the anonymized data function for uploading the reporting data.
  • We also worked with these existing software systems to create easy-to-use templates for recording and monitoring data as the project progressed.

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ViPC were pleased to be part of this award winning work