This piece on ITN today discusses a National Audit Office report into NHS diabetes care. Diabetes is a big issue for our borough. Going into the bowels of the report (Appendix 2) it seems that the old Ealing PCT was slightly better than average in terms of delivering diabetes care. Under half of diabetes sufferers across the UK get the gold standard care laid down by the NHS way back in 2001. In Ealing the number is just over half, better than some areas but not great.
It looks like our local GPs really need to do better here. I am sure that it is hard work to persuade some people to do what they should but that is in the nature of preventative medicine.