New Integrated Diabetes Service
A new Integrated Diabetes Care Service (IDS) has been set up to provide coordinated care for people with diabetes in Milton Keynes. The service will run from Willen Medical
Centre and will work closely with GP practices to provide an integrated approach to improve the management of care for people with diabetes. The service will also take a leading role in driving improvements in primary diabetes care to improve patients' health. All new patients will be referred through their GPs.
Diabetes accounts for 10% of the NHS budget. Poor management of the condition can lead to complications. Initiatives like the IDS aim to cut some of the 22,000 avoidable deaths due to diabetes each year in the UK.