Diabetes: Children and Young Adults (CYA)
GIRFT is working with the NHS Diabetes Programme on a national review of services for children and young adults living with diabetes.
The workstream aims to tackle variation in care and outcomes between and within Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) in England, working to identify challenges and opportunities, and developing recommendations for improvement.
A particular focus is on reducing health inequalities for CYA, including in access to technology, transition from paediatric to adult services and workforce.
Gateway reviews will cover care for those up to the age of 25, and will bring together colleagues from paediatric, young adult and adult services with Integrated Care Board (ICB) commissioning leads and key decision makers for discussions about local challenges and how they might be overcome, based on a core set of data and metrics.
Dr Fulya Mehta
Clinical lead for CYA diabetes
Fulya is the clinical lead for the national children and young adult diabetes programme at NHS England. She is a paediatrician working in a large diabetes unit at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, caring for over 500 children and young people with diabetes. Her areas of interest include improving transition and young adult diabetes care and improving access to diabetes treatment technology.