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Annual Report highlights progress in Wales during Network’s fourth year



The Children & Young People’s Wales Diabetes Network (& Brecon Group) has published its 2019 Annual Report.

Covers of the Annual Report

“This report has been written while team across Wales face the huge challenge of a global pandemic,” says Dr Davida Hawkes, Chair of the Children and Young People Wales Diabetes Network.

“In this unsettling situation it is really worthwhile to look back and reflect on the progress made in calmer times.”

2019 saw the launch of new SEREN programmes called SEREN Active and SEREN Connect, and the publication of the first Network book written by children with diabetes, Hypo Dino. There was success for Wales in the Quality in Care Diabetes Awards. The Network also linked with 1BloodyDrop to organise a walk for families with children with Type 1 Diabetes up Pen y Fan.

The annual report includes benchmarking audit data from the most recently published set of National Paediatric Diabetes Audit (NPDA) results. This includes performance indicators and outcomes, and access to insulin pumps. Although there has been significant progress during the first years of the Network there is still variation between hospitals in Wales. Addressing this is one of the key strategic aims for the Network in the coming year.

The Report is available to read online in WELSH and ENGLISH.

To request a printed copy please email Jon Matthias, Network Manager