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Trust's new scoring tool radically transforms diabetes care for housebound patients
Diabetes nurses at Solent NHS Trust have developed a tool to support community nurses caring for housebound patients with diabetes

New scoring tool transforms diabetes care for housebound patients

  • A trust's proactive innovations are transforming diabetes care for housebound patients with long-term illnesses
  • Community nurses in Southampton have been upskilled to provide diabetes care to patients who would not otherwise access it
  • A new paper-based tool can help community nurses to identify overlooked issues such as hyperglycaemia

Diabetes nurses at Solent NHS Trust have developed an innovative tool to support community nurses caring for housebound patients requiring insulin administration.

The assessment tool known as CRASH (chronic kidney disease, risk of frailty, amputations, steroids, hypoglycaemia/hyperglycaemia) provides a scoring system for nurses to identify and escalate patient issues.

The paper-based tool allows

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