Improving Diabetes Services Across east Kent 2021

1. Introduction

East Kent Health and Care Partnership (EKHCP) brings together hospitals, community care, GPs, social care and others, to plan and deliver services to the people of east Kent and to support them to live healthy lives.

We recognise diabetes services in east Kent are sometimes inconsistent and do not always meet the standards set out nationally. We want to change that so, we have suggested a range of improvements to build on what already works well and to make sure everyone across east Kent receives the same, high-quality care diabetes. 

This enhanced approach focuses on making improvements in four key areas: prevention, access, self-care and clinical treatment.

However, we don’t want to make any improvements without talking to you, our service users, to understand your experiences and gain your views on what a good service would look like for you. 

If you have Type 1, Type 2, gestational or any other type of diabetes, or are a carer or family member of someone who does, please complete this survey and let us know your thoughts.

You can find more information about the proposed improvements at:

Please complete the survey by 23rd April 2021. If you have any questions or need any further information, please email

The Public Engagement Agency (PEA™) has designed the survey and will undertake independent analysis of the results. The information you provide will be used solely for the purpose outlined above. All responses will be anonymised.

We will also be running some diabetes focus groups over the coming weeks. If you would like to take part, please email