Diabetes awareness

Rachel Ogilby made this Freedom of Information request to Derbyshire County Council

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Dear Derbyshire County Council,

Good morning,
Diabetes prevention week was promoted last week. I would like to ask how many employees (excluding children’s services and schools) are
trained to deliver information events, training, manage Diabetes, Carers, agencies, assessments of risk etc. please provide department and level of knowledge.

Yours faithfully,

Rachel Ogilby

Access 2 Info (Commissioning Communities and Policy), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Ms Ogilby,

I write to acknowledge receipt of your request for information received on the 23 April 2018.

We will be processing your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In accordance with the legislation, the deadline for responding is 20 working days from the receipt of the request, this being 22 May 2018. However, we shall endeavour to deal with your request promptly, and if possible before this date.

Yours Sincerely,

Justin Hird
Legal Assistant
For John McElvaney
Director of Legal Services
Derbyshire County Council
County Hall
Matlock
DE4 3AG

Telephone: 01629 539336

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Dear Derbyshire County Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Derbyshire County Council's handling of my FOI request 'Diabetes awareness'.

This information should have been processed by now, please include the Diabetes lead named person who co-ordinates care.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

Yours faithfully,

Rachel Ogilby

Access 2 Info (Commissioning Communities and Policy), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Ms Ogilby,

I refer to your request for a review received on the 23rd May 2018.

The reviewing officer I will consider the Council’s response to your request for information.

I will provide the review within (20) working days and by the 21st June 2018.

However, they shall endeavour to deal with your request promptly, and if possible before this date.

Kind regards Justin

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Neil Brailsford (Adult Care), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Rachel,

 

Thank you for your request dated 23^rd April 2018.

 

The request has been considered under the Freedom of Information Act
2000/Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

 

Your enquiry was as follows –

 

Dear Derbyshire County Council,

 

Good morning,

Diabetes prevention week was promoted last week. I would like to ask how
many employees (excluding children’s services and schools) are trained to
deliver information events, training, manage Diabetes, Carers, agencies, 
assessments of risk etc. please provide department and level of knowledge.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Rachel Ogilby

 

 

Our Response –

 

In response to your question on staff training and support in relation to
diabetes Adult Care and Public Health can confirm the following
arrangements:

 

o 8 staff trained to level 4 (NVQ equivalent) in diabetes and obesity
this means staff are able to deliver physical activity, healthy eating
and related interventions to individuals diagnosed with diabetes or at
risk of becoming diabetic.  These staff will also deliver relevant
training to other health and social care professionals.

 

o 20 staff able to deliver health promotion intervention and relevant
brief advice interventions.

 

o In partnership with the local NHS, Derbyshire County Council supports
the national Diabetes Prevention Programme is a programme which
identifies those at high risk of diabetes and refers them onto a
behaviour change programme. This programme is commissioned by NHS
England and in Derbyshire is provided by ICS Health & Wellbeing.
Details of the current courses being delivered are available in the
link below. As we are not the commissioners of the service we do not
hold the details of the number of staff delivering the programme.
 [1]https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/derbys...

 

o Training is arranged periodically for staff and clients in learning
disability day centres via healthcare professionals on topics relating
to health and wellbeing which would include topics such as healthy
eating, physical activity and risks of conditions such as diabetes.

 

o Staff delivering front line assessments and care work with NHS
healthcare colleagues work in partnership to manage health needs,
therefore a diabetic patient would have the assessment in relation to
their diabetes led by the healthcare professional, social care staff
would respond to care needs and offer individualised support to the
client.  Information and support is shared between Social Care and
healthcare staff.  Social Care staff that are required to check blood
sugar levels for example would receive specific training and guidance
on how to do this.

 

 

I hope this now satisfies your request. Please do not hesitate to contact
me if I can assist you further.

 

However should you wish the outcome to be reviewed, please follow the
procedure as set out below:-

 

If you wish to challenge this decision further, please send your comments
to:

 

Stage 1

Senior Solicitor

Legal Services

County Hall

Matlock DE4 3AG

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Stage 2

 

After completing the above procedure, if you wish to challenge the
decision further, then you have a right to contact the Information
Commissioner’s Office as follows:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113/Fax: 01625 524510

[3]www.ico.org.uk/complaints.aspx

 

Regards,

 

 

Neil Brailsford

Data & Information Manager

Efficiencies and Performance

 

Adult Care Department

Derbyshire County Council | County Hall | Matlock | DE4 3AG

 

Tel: 01629 537247 | Ext: 37247 | [mobile number]

 

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Dear Neil Brailsford (Adult Care),

Thank you so who is the named diabetes lead for DCC in social care?

Yours sincerely,

Rachel Ogilby

Neil Brailsford (Adult Care), Derbyshire County Council

Hello Rachel, In Public Health we have a Long Term Conditions lead which includes diabetes, so it would be Michelle Halfpenny. Contact details follow -

Michelle Halfpenny 01629 537670, 1st Floor, Market Hall, Public Health Manager, Adult Care.

Regards,

Neil Brailsford
Data & Information Manager
Efficiencies and Performance

Adult Care Department
Derbyshire County Council | County Hall | Matlock | DE4 3AG

Tel: 01629 537247 | Ext: 37247 | [mobile number]

Email: [email address]

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Dear Ms Ogilby

Please see the attached response to the Internal Review which was request in respect of your Information Request made on 23 April 2018.

Kind Regards

Julia Pearson| Business Services Assistant| Commissioning, Communities and Policy | Derbyshire County Council | County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3AG | Direct dial: 01629 538265 VOIP 38265
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