Reference 2019-497

REF:           2019-497

Subject:       Mental health professional in diabetes service

 

Request:

  1. How many specialist adult diabetes multi-disciplinary teams operate within the Trust?
  2. How many people are currently under the care of each specialist adult diabetes multi-disciplinary team within the trust?
  3. How many whole time equivalent mental health professionals are employed as part of each specialist adult diabetes multi-disciplinary team, and which part of the service are they aligned to? If there are no mental health professionals employed within the service, but there is collaboration with Improving Access to Psychological Therapies-Long Term Conditions (IAPT-LTC), please give details of this instead.

 

Response:

How many specialist adult diabetes multi-disciplinary teams operate within the Trust? 1
How many people are currently under the care of each specialist adult diabetes multi-disciplinary team within the trust? Approx. 3,000 patients
How many whole time equivalent mental health professionals are employed as part of each specialist adult diabetes multi-disciplinary team, and which part of the service are they aligned to?

If there are no mental health professionals employed within the service, but there is collaboration with Improving Access to Psychological Therapies-Long Term Conditions (IAPT-LTC), please give details of this instead.

0.12 WTE Specialist Psychologist.

 

There is an ongoing project around linking in with IAPT and also the mental health practitioners within Primary Care.