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During the COVID-19 pandemic, primary, community and secondary care services have made major changes to the ways in which they deliver care. Remote consultations are used across care settings and we have adapted our processes in response to the potential risks posed by face to face contact. At the same time, we face additional challenges regarding clinical capacity and unmet need which have arisen during the pandemic.
The document below is intended to guide and support General Practices with the delivery of diabetes care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognising the challenges faced relating to workforce and capacity, and considering the management of ongoing care needs alongside the risks posed by face-to-face contact during the pandemic, this document
aims to give practical, pragmatic advice, with supporting examples, regarding approaches to the delivery of diabetes care in the ‘new normal’.