Structured Education

Diabetes Structured Education (DSE)

To increase the percentage of people with diabetes (diagnosed less than a year) who attend a DSE course. It has been nationally recognised that DSE is under reported. To support CCG’s/STPs in improving data coding and the recording of attendance in-line with national guidance the network has produced a number of letters templates and documents:

Provider DSE letter

Template letter from education provider to GP


Process to batch add code to a list of NHS numbers within EMIS 

Primary Care DSE letter

“Diabetes is a significant health concern, both in the UK and globally. Management can be complex, often requiring high levels of knowledge and skills in order to provide high-quality and safe care. The provision of good, safe, quality care lies within the foundations of healthcare education, continuing professional development and evidence-based practice, which are inseparable and part of a continuum during the career of any health professional. Sound education provides the launch pad for effective clinical management and positive patient experiences”.

Diabet. Med. 28, 1501–1507 (2011), Courtesy of Cambridge Diabetes Education Programme (CFEP)