Category Archives: Press Release

2019: The year North East Essex Diabetes Service (NEEDS) continued to provide one of the nation’s best diabetes services

North East Essex Diabetes Service (NEEDS), which is managed by Suffolk GP Federation and commissioned by North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), provides diabetes care in Clacton, Colchester and Harwich for over 20,000 people living with diabetes. 2019 proved to be an extremely positive year for the service who successfully continue to provide high

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‘Living with T1 Diabetes’ event successfully educates and inspires those living with Type 1 diabetes in North East Essex

On Saturday 9th November, over 70 people attended the ‘Living with T1 Diabetes’ event in North East Essex, which welcomed both those living with Type 1 and their carers/relatives. This educational event encouraged attendees to increase their knowledge about Type 1 and inspired those living with the condition, and their relatives/carers, to have the confidence

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North East Essex Diabetes Service (NEEDS) launch a new ‘Living With T1 Diabetes’ event to help people living with Type 1 diabetes and their relatives/ carers in North East Essex

Following feedback from a previous successful event aimed towards patients with any type of diabetes, North East Essex Diabetes Service (NEEDS) have decided to launch one specific to those with Type 1. Another event for those with Type 2 is being arranged for a date next year. The ‘Living with T1 Diabetes’ event will be

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Local nurse Emma Birbeck receives prestigious award

Emma Birbeck, Diabetes Practitioner for the North East Essex Diabetes Service in Colchester (NEEDS), has recently received a prestigious nursing award. Emma received the ‘Chief Nursing Award’, at the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust annual education conference. The Chief Nursing and Chief Midwifery Officer Awards have been developed to reward the significant

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Health In Mind ‘Wellbeing and Diabetes’ self-management courses

Who is Health in Mind? Health in Mind provide therapies and practical support for people experiencing anxiety, depression and other difficulties. Health in Mind is part of the national initiative called Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT). What is the ‘Wellbeing and Diabetes’ course? The course will provide the opportunity for people living with diabetes

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Diabetes services win big at ‘Quality in Care’ awards

Diabetes services across North East Essex and East Suffolk have been recognised for delivering high quality patient care, promoting best practice and improving education. Together, services across the region were applauded for clinical excellence and a determination to raise standards for those living with diabetes. The North East Essex Diabetes Service (NEEDS), managed by Suffolk

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North East Essex Diabetes Service shortlisted for prestigious healthcare award

North East Essex Diabetes Service (NEEDS) is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for a prestigious Health Service Journal Award. We have been shortlisted in the Optimisation of Medicines Management category for our innovative ‘Virtual Ward’ project, which takes a holistic approach to care and has helped patients to better manage their condition.

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Diabetes care across North east Essex has been rated ‘outstanding’, following a recent inspection by NHS England.

Diabetes care across North east Essex has been rated ‘outstanding’, following a recent inspection by NHS England. Diabetes is one of the major challenges facing the NHS and figures show that around 19,000 people across North East Essex currently live with the condition, which if not managed correctly can result in serious health complications such

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