"Don't drop the DAFNE"

About: Northampton General Hospital (Acute) / Diabetic medicine

(as the patient),

Why have Northampton PCT withdrawn the funding for a life changing course for those with type one insulin dependent diabetes? This course lasts one week and is delivered by the diabetes care team at Northampton.

It is a pioneering move in terms of diabetes management and i learnt from this things I have not learned in 28 years of diabetes.

DAFNE is a course which is renowned in Europe for minimising the "financial drain" on the health service particularly in later life for diabetes related complications.

This course is a right of a diabetic person not a privelege. Who gives the PCT the right to stop the dissemination of this information?

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Response from NHS Northampton

Northampton PCT understands the important role that DAFNE plays.

For this reason we are using funding we have received to continue the DAFNE programme this year.

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