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Profile: Dr Ali is a consultant physician specialising in diabetes and endocrinology. He joined Milton Keynes Hospital in 2008 having completed his specialist training at Oxford.
Dr Ali has been involved in designing and setting up the MK Diabetes Service from the beginning.
In addition to high quality clinical care that he is passionate about, he is interested in teaching and training. He is the training program director for registrars specialising in diabetes and endocrinology (Oxford) and a member of the specialist advisory committee for diabetes and endocrinology at the Royal College of Physicians. He enjoys landscape photography and cycling (or both) when he feels the need to get out.
Tessa Kidd - Lead
The MK IDS is a service commissioned by NHS Milton Keynes. It is a Diabetes Specialist Support Service designed to support the Aims of the Health & Social Care Act 2012 (1) in promoting patient choice, improving outcomes and moving care in to the community.
In 2017 NHS Milton Keynes commissioned a new service to work as a 'proof of concept' service. This was to develop an integrated, proactive, modern and comprehensive service for adults living with diabetes.
The service is provided by MK IDS and aims to support all adults with diabetes who are registered with a GP in Milton Keynes CCG. The 'proof of concept' will run for at least 18 months, whilst we redesign and improve the diabetes pathway in Milton Keynes.
The aim of the service is to help improve clinical outcomes, improve the quality of life for people with diabetes and reduce mortality and morbidity rates.
Improving standards of diabetes care in Milton Keynes by:
MK IDS is a service commissioned by NHS Milton Keynes. It is a Diabetes Specialist Support Service designed to support the Aims of the Health & Social Care Act 2012 (1) in promoting patient choice, improving outcomes and moving care in to the community.
Patients who are currently seen by hospital outpatient services are to be assessed for suitability to transfer back to sole care of their general practice with patient and GP agreement.
Supporting primary care through both training and direct professional support from the consultants and DSNs.
Providing education to General Practitioners, practice nurses, district nurses and other HCPs through study days, forums, meetings and 1:1 support.
Offering direct support to all Health Care Professionals dealing with the delivery of diabetes care throughout MK.
Liaising with the Ambulance Service to reduce the number of ‘hypo’ callouts and support primary care in the follow up of these patients.
Supporting/updating other health care providers on all the care processes in diabetes.
Clinical trials can take many forms and test a variety of things such as:
Diabetes research is vital to help us understand the causes of diabetes and bring about changes in care, treatment and prevention.
Research can be conducted in GP surgeries, patients' own homes, hospitals and other sites across the NHS.
Diabetes Research is being undertaken by Milton Keynes University Hospital and there are many ways to get involved in research and learn more:
You can contact the local Diabetes Research Nurse, Louise Moran on 01908 996652.
Further information is also available at:
UK Clinical Trials Gateway: https://www.ukctg.nihr.ac.uk/
Diabetes UK website: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/research
(v 1 LM Updated 11.6.2018)
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