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Payments are to rise sixfold for teams that deliver good diabetes care for children

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 02 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2481
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

Paediatric teams whose care of children and teenagers with diabetes meets 13 standards set out by the NHS in England will qualify for extra funding under a new agreement. Teams that are unable to achieve the standards by April 2013 risk having their funding withdrawn.

The best practice tariff for paediatric diabetes has been developed by leading paediatric doctors, nurses, and commissioners together with NHS Diabetes, a national organisation working to improve the quality of care for people with diabetes. It spells out 13 standards that paediatric teams need to provide to qualify for annual payments of £3189 (€3825; $5100) for each patient aged 18 years or under. Under the current Payment …

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