NCEPOD and perioperative diabetes care

Author: 
Dr Gerry Rayman (NaDIA lead clinician; Committee member, ABCD)
Date of the announcement: 
Tuesday, 22 March, 2016

We are delighted to let members know that the National Confidential Enquiry on Perioperative Deaths (NCEPOD) has agreed that our joint proposal on the peri-operative management of the patient with diabetes will be a topic for this year’s audit. We believe this to be a major step forward as it will require surgeons, anaesthetists and diabetes specialists to work together to examine and address the issues and to introduce good practice such as the JBDS perioperative guidelines. We hope that you are encouraged by this development and will involve your teams in the enquiry. Further details on participation will be sent by NCEPOD in due course 

Gerry Rayman, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, DiabetesUK, ABCD 
Ketan Dhatariya, Norfolk and Norwich Foundation Trust, ABCD 
Nicholas Levy, West Suffolk Hospital 
Anna Lipp, Norfolk and Norwich Foundation Trust