Volunteers Required on advisory board of Diabetes Clinical Network in Oxford

The Diabetes Clinical Network in Oxford are asking for volunteers to sit as a patient/public representative on their advisory board.

Please see below what this groups' remit is. Please contact Sheena Cameron if there are any questions at sheena.cameron@ouh.nhs.uk .

A role description plus application form is attached.

The Diabetes Clinical Network is part of the Oxford Academic Health Science Network (Oxford AHSN). The clinical leads are Prof Katharine Owen and Prof Stephen Gough, Christopher Hille has recently been appointed as the network manager. Given that diabetes is one of the biggest public health issues faced worldwide, the Oxford AHSN has naturally made establishing a Diabetes Clinical Network one of the top priorities for the Oxford AHSN. The network has a wide range of input from people all over the Oxford AHSN region, which covers Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Swindon. The Diabetes Clinical Network works with representatives from CCGs, Secondary Care Trusts, Community Trusts, Higher Education Institutes, companies and networks in the region with an interest in diabetes with an overarching aim of improving health care provision for diabetes patients.

There are a number of projects the Oxford AHSN Diabetes Clinical Network are currently supporting that are targeted at meeting the networks key initial aims:

· reduce inequality in healthcare provision and outcomes for diabetes across the Oxford AHSN region
· work on linking GP, community and hospital teams in a seamless service for people with diabetes
· connect hospital services across different Trusts in the region
· encourage the use of new technology in healthcare

Please see http://www.oxfordahsn.org/our-work/clinical-networks/diabetes/ for find out more