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NHS England: Stoke-on-Trent rated Outstanding for diabetes services with Flo

posted 6 Feb 2018, 02:30 by Philip O'Connell   [ updated 6 Feb 2018, 02:34 ]
NHS Stoke-on-Trent 
Clinical Commissioning Group 


5 February 2018 

OUTSTANDING RESULT ACHIEVED FOR PATIENTS WITH DIABETES 


Flo cited in latest "Outstanding" rating by NHS England for Services for patients with diabetes in Stoke-on-Trent.

“Because lifestyle is key to control of most adult diabetes it is a real partnership between clinicians and each patient. Education is vital, as a patient who is properly informed about their condition can more effectively take control and manage it.”

Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire are recognised as leaders in the way new technology is being used to help patients monitor and control a number of conditions including diabetes.

Florence (or Flo) is a locally developed mobile phone based platform. It allows clinicians to communicate securely with patients to remind them to monitor their readings and take medication. It can issue advice and raise the alarm if a patient’s condition deteriorates.  It can reduce the number of unnecessary appointments for patients whose conditions are stable, leaving more time for clinicians to focus on those who are struggling.