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NEEDS Patient Newsletter – Summer 2019

Read the latest newsletter here Including: Living with Diabetes’ Days – Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes UK East of England Inspire Awards Flu season is fast approaching! NEEDS helping families regain control – A relatives perspective on caring for someone with Type 1 Diabetes Nursing excellence award for Emma Birbeck

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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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Just a wee drop!

The North East Essex Diabetes service is urging patients to help identify early signs of  kidney disease by providing a urine sample as part of their diabetes annual review. The specialist diabetes service, known as NEEDS, has raised concerns over the number of people who are not providing a sample or attending their annual GP

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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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NEEDS Patient Newsletter – Autumn 2018

Read the latest newsletter here. Including: Highlights from Diabetes and You: Lifestyle and Wellbeing event How can I tell if diabetes is effecting my kidneys? Supporting each other: Type 2 Together groups Learning to live well with diabetes – Education case study Delivering high quality diabetes care – shortlist for HSJ awards

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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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