The Health Innovation Network in partnership with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) developed and piloted a diabetes audit. Following the SLaM pilot, the audit was completed by all nine London Mental Health Trusts.
A diverse approach was taken to spread and adoption. This included piloting the audit within one MH Trust, refining, and then rolling out the audit to eight London Mental Health Trusts.
The audit included:
- Questions on Trust diabetes policies and access to specialist diabetes advice
- Questions for the ward
- Interviews with multidisciplinary teams and inpatients.
A diverse approach was taken to spread and adoption which included, piloting the audit within one Mental Health Trust, refining, and then rolling out the audit to eight London Mental Health Trusts.
We also used networking opportunities with Key Stakeholders, e.g. London Diabetes Clinical Network and Diabetes Inpatient Network, the London Physical Health Leads Network and the Cavendish Square Group (Medical Directors and CEOs of all London MH Trusts). This approach led to over 7,000 stakeholders being made aware of the project findings.