A guideline document has been provided for all medical and nursing staff in the community who are responsible for annual reviews of patients with diabetes and who are housebound.
This has been provided to ensure the best quality of care is provided by the right person, at the right time.
A clear process for carrying out the review is provided, included actions for the GP and community nurse, emphasising the importance of patient consent accurate record keeping.
The benefits of these guidelines ensure good communications between the GP or Practice Nurse and the Comnunity Nurses who will decide who is best placed to carry out the annual reviews of housebound patients.
The guidelines contain an easy to follow flow chart of actions and an example of a Diabetes Annual Review Record.
You can down load this guideline document here